The SC will proceed to take case of children who have been orphaned or abandon due to Covid-19

The Supreme Court shall resume hearings today in the context of minors who have lost their parent, or who have been deserted as a result of the new coronavirus outbreak.

On May 28, 2021, a holiday bench consisting of Justice L. Nageswara Rao and Justice Aniruddha Bose instructed all district authorities to send the data of youngsters who became orphans after March 2020 on the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights’Bal Swaraj’ portal until the evening of May 29.

The local officials have been ordered to take prompt action to meet the fundamental needs of orphaned children after April 1, 2020.

The NCPCR submitted a report with information on children that have lost their parent as a result of COVID-19, as well as children who’ve been abandoned. According to the information provided in the affidavit, there are 9346 children who’ve been left or those who have lost their parents due to COVID-19.

According to Swarupama Chaturvedi, Lawyer for the NCPCR, the District administration was not able to give accurate information about children who are impacted by the loss of one or both parents during this crisis. The District officials were granted till June 5 to upload the material before the deadline of May 29.

The NCPCR was given until June 6 to compile the data and produce an affidavit.

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