Sanitary Pads in School : The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Center and the States on a petition to provide free sanitary pads to girls from class 6 to 12 in school. The petition said that apart from providing sanitary pads to girls in government, government-aided and residential schools, separate toilets should also be provided.
SC issued notice to center and states on demand to provide free sanitary pads to girls of classes 6 to 12 in schools. The petition said that apart from providing sanitary pads to girls in government, government-aided and residential schools, separate toilets should also be provided
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The Supreme Court today sought the response of the Centre, States and Union Territories on a Public Interest Litigation seeking provision of free sanitary pads to girls studying in class VI to XII in government schools across the country. A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha took cognizance of social activist Jaya Thakur’s plea and issued notices to the central government and all states and union territories.
Jaya Thakur, a resident of Madhya Pradesh, is a doctor by profession. The Supreme Court has sought the help of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta in this case. It is also said that the petitioner has raised the important issue of hygiene of girls in government and government aided schools.
In a petition filed by social activist Jaya Thakur through Varinder Kumar Sharma and Varun Thakur, girls aged 11 to 18 from poor households face problems in maintaining hygiene during periods. Many girls are not even aware about menstruation. Even their parents are not educated. Due to poor economic conditions and undesirable cultural practices, these girls’ health is seriously affected, and these girls also do not attend school due to this. It is demanded in the petition that it is very important to create awareness for this. For women and girls from underprivileged communities, facilities like sanitary pads and sanitation facilities should be provided free of cost.
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