NEW DELHI, Jan 2: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Center and others on a PIL looking for framing of pointers for rehabilitation and social reintegration of mentally and bodily challenged individuals who have nobody to take care after they flip 18 years of. age.
A bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra took word of the plea filed by KSR Menon, a former journalist, looking for framing of a coverage or pointers to offer aftercare services to such individuals.
The PIL, filed via legislation agency ‘KMNP LAW AOR’, referred to a provision of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act which offers with the “little one in want of care and safety”.
Lawyer Abir Phukan, showing for Menon, a former information company journalist, stated the plea has been filed for rehabilitation of youngsters who’re “mentally ailing or mentally or bodily challenged or affected by terminal or incurable illness, having nobody to assist or take care of.” or having dad and mom or guardians unfit to take care”.
The high courtroom issued notices to the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Chief Commissioner, Persons with Disability Department of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and sought their responses inside 4 weeks.
“The Petitioner has most popular the current writ petition, inter alia, in public curiosity looking for issuance of a writ of Mandamus … path or pointers for the rehabilitation and social reintegration of youngsters of Child Care Institutions (CCIs)/Juvenile Homes who’re mentally ailing or mentally or bodily challenged or undergo from terminal or incurable illness thought of as little one in want of care and safety below the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 and has nobody to assist them or maintain them upon them turning 18 years,” the plea stated.
The petition additionally sought a path for sustaining a database of all kids who’re in want of care and safety.
“The calls for are foreseeable on the grounds of Right to dwell a life with dignity below the Constitution and to offer rehabilitation and social re-integration with monetary assist,” it stated.
“Declare that ‘Child in want of care and safety’ (CNCP) acknowledged below Section 2(14)(iv) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 have a basic proper below Article 21 of the Constitution to aftercare past the age of 21 years and until the time they’re rehabilitated and built-in into society,” it stated.
The plea, which referred to numerous research, stated in accordance with the 2011 census, the differently-abled inhabitants in India stood at 26.8 million.
“In share phrases, this stands at 2.21 %. There has been a marginal improve within the differently-abled inhabitants in India, with the determine rising from 21.9 million in 2001 to 26.8 million in 10 years. There are 14.9 million males with disabilities as in comparison with 11.8 million girls within the nation. There seems to be just one aftercare residence in Bangalore which caters to kids with particular wants,” it stated.
It stated these differently-abled individuals even have the basic proper to dwell a life with dignity below Article 21 of the Constitution.
“The little one in want of care and safety as outlined below the JJ Act, 2015 is a citizen of India and by advantage thereof, he/she is entitled to dwell a lifetime of dignity,” it stated. (Agencies)
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