SC asks all state govt to file reply by Feb 28 over rehabilitation of widows
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked all the state governments to file a reply by February 28 on their plans for taking effective steps for rehabilitation of widows.
The court had earlier taken note of the "pathetic" condition of widows after a plea was filed in 2007 highlighting how they lived in welfare homes in.
It had referred to various reports filed by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA), District Legal Services Authority and National Commission for Women on the condition of shelter homes for widows in Vrindavan.
One of the reports had said that there was lack of proper toilets and bathrooms in the shelter homes, besides poor water and electricity facilities.