The Supreme Court on Tuesday mentioned Bengal authorities information – on youngsters orphaned after their mother and father died through the COVID-19 lockdown – was “unacceptable”, and warned the state it could order a probe if the right info shouldn’t be offered.
This is a matter of youngsters’s welfare and shouldn’t be seen as a political problem, a two-judge bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao mentioned.
Earlier the Bengal authorities had mentioned 27 youngsters had been orphaned through the lockdown – a determine the highest court docket discovered arduous to consider, given the severity of the pandemic and dimension of the state.
“If you (the Bengal government’s lawyer) are saying only 27 children were orphaned we will record the statement (but) Bengal is a big state… we are not prepared to believe this figure,” the court docket mentioned.
The lawyer for the state had mentioned assortment of this information is an “ongoing” course of.
Justice Rao shot again: “Do not make irresponsible statements and do not give excuses. Understand the urgency of the situation. Orphans are left to fend for themselves. It is your duty to protect them not ours. We ensure children get their rights.”
“Do not take such a stand. It is not a political matter, it pertains to welfare of children.”
The court docket then requested the Secretary of the involved authorities division to file an affidavit.
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