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Supreme Court to districts: Take charge of kids orphaned by Covid

Supreme Court to districts: Take charge of kids orphaned by Covid

EXPRESSING ANGUISH over the plight of children orphaned by Covid or abandoned during the pandemic, the Supreme Court Friday asked district authorities to “immediately take charge of such children and attend to their basic needs without waiting for any further orders” from the court.

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose also directed authorities to upload data on the number of affected children since March 2020 on the ‘Bal Swaraj’ portal set up by the National Commission for Protection of Children’s Rights (NCPCR) by Saturday evening.

It pointed out that the pandemic has created an unprecedented situation, which has a cascading effect on vulnerable children.

News Source: INDIANEXPRESS

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