The Supreme Court adjourned a suo motu matter regarding the plight of Children in Street Situation (CiSS) across the country and directed State governments to follow NCPCR guidelines until they come with schemes of their own rehabilitation of these children.
Supreme Court while hearing the case of suo-motu cognizance in regards to the children who have lost their parents to Covid- 19 directed the State and UTs to file a status report within 3 weeks, along with other measures taken by respective State and UT governments to reach out to such children.
Supreme Court bench passed the order on a special leave petition filed by the Tamil Nadu government, through the state’s Director General of Police (DGP), challenging the order of the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) transferring the case from local police to the CBI.
A bench of Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice S. Ravindra Bhat directed the State governments to gather information from social welfare departments and other authorities and provide the same to the Amicus Curiae within 2 weeks.
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.....