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Gujarat HC asks State Government to Present Details Regarding Functioning, Budgetary, Allocation, Administration, etc. of Women Protection Homes [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 11 Oct 2020 1:54am

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A bench of Gujarat High Court comprising of Justice Sonia Gokani and Justice Nirzar S. Desai ordered the Gujarat state government to furnish details regarding the functioning of Women Protection Homes and the total amount of funds or grants allocated for these homes yearly. The HC ordered this on October 5th, 2020. The HC ordered this after considering the condition of food, state of Shelter Homes in Kutch, and other necessities. The HC also asked the authorities to present the mechanisms, guidelines framed for these homes so they keep running. 

This matter came before the court when the court interacted with a minor corpus having four-month of pregnancy and she wished that she wanted to continue her pregnancy. Though her wish has no bearing but the court didn’t order for termination instead the HC ordered that she should be taken for a routine check-up and also should be given a nutritious diet and also the Superintendent Women Protection home shall take the requisite care of her. She should also be taken to a gynecologist and the routine check-up report to be taken to the Superintendent of Civil Hospital. And she should also be persuaded to meet her parents. 

 

The court said that “Considering the pathetic condition of food as also of building and other necessities, indulgence would be warranted at the end of this court. Let a senior officer deputed by the Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Department [for women above 18 years] and Women Child and Development Department [for the… Continue Reading...


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