The Supreme Court: Neither Families Nor The Government, Nobody Interested About The Welfare Of Widows
On Tuesday, the Centre was criticized for not initiating appropriate or necessary steps for the welfare of the widows, says Supreme Court. As per the observation of Justice Deepak Gupta and Madan B Lokur, a constitutional bench states that there is no one to initiate the well-being of the windows.
The bench further questioned the state and the center that there are provisions in the constitution which needs to be implemented but there are no movements till now. The bench further asked for an explanation to the council that represented the center that what should be done to reduce the dilemma of the “widows”.
The bench after several discussions observed that nobody and not even the families of the widows want to look after them then why is the Union of India expected to take care of the widows.
The court later instructed the Centre to seek all the required compliance from the state if not mentioned and fulfill the deficiency while updating the information on the issue at the earliest. The apex court further listed the hearing on the issue on February 7 while directing the Center to draft a detailed report on the condition of the widows and working together with the states for an effective solution which is to be submitted to the 6 member committee that has been appointed by the court.
The bench disappointingly mentioned that the court is not liable to give the council the instruction and that coming unprepared is a waste of time of the apex court. After a plea filed in the year 2007, the apex court had overviewed the dilemma of the widows. The plea highlighted the worst conditions of widows living in Vrindavan in a welfare home. The plea was filed by various authorities like National Commission for Women, District Legal Services Authority and National Legal Services Authority on the pathetic conditions in Vrindavan at the shelter homes for widow welfare. The reports further stated the conditions like lack of bathrooms and toilets apart from the poor electricity and water condition.