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What are the rights of the children of fallen women, the modules to segregate them from their mothers and others so as to give them protection, care and rehabilitation in the mainstream of the national life? What procedure is efficacious to prevent prostitution, bring the fallen women and their children into the social mainstream by giving care, protection and rehabilitation

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TITLE OF THE CASE: GAURAV JAIN V. UNION OF INDIA & OTHERSCITATION: AIR 1997 SC 3021; MANU/SC/0789/1997; (1997) 8 SCC 114 BENCH: K. RamaswamyandD.P. Wadhwa, JJ. DATE OF JUDGEMENT: 09.07.1997ACTS / STATUTES: Constitution Of India, 1950; Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 19561;Juvenile Justice Act, 19862;Universal Declaration Of Human Rights, 1948FACTS OF THE CASE:The writ petition under Article 32 of the Constitution was filed by a public spirited person, named Mr. Gaurav Jain (an advocate), as public interest litigation after he had read a report3 appearing in the 'India Today' dated July 11, 1988. In the writ petition, the petitioner had asked for establishment of separate educational institutions for the children of prostitutes and, seeking a declaration that prostitutes in India had a (a) right to be free citizens, (b) right not to be trapped again, and (c) the right of readjustment by economic empowerment, social justice, self sustenance, equality of status, dignity of person in truth and reality and social integration.Thus, The petitioner had prayed to issue an appropriate writ, in the nature of mandamus, order or direction, directing the respondents to provide separate schools with vocational training, hostels, with the medical check-up facilities in each respondent state and union territory and such othe

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