The High court held that the girl child was in need of care and protection , thus, the CWC acted upon within their domain and functions prescribed under Juvenile Justice Act and proceeded correctly by taking over the custody of minor girl child.
The petitioner AshwiniKumar Upadhyay had submitted before the court that there are severalacts that contain different provisions for adoption and guardianship, which areagainst gender equality, dignity of women and children. He sought removal ofsuch anomalies.
The state follows others in setting up its first “Baal Mitra Police Thana” and as per the Juvenile Justice Act, has a separate room with bright colours and paintings in an effort to appear sensitive and approachable.
The Court allowed the petition on the ground of the woman being an adult and said, "the woman has the right to live her life on her own terms." The Court also quashed an FIR lodged against the couple in Kotwali Dehat Police Station of District Etah.
Justices L Nageswara Rao and Hemant Gupta heard the suo motu petition on the conditions of child protection homes across the country during the pandemic. The court said the Central government, through Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, had said children from protection homes shall not be sent back.....