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NGO Filed PIL in Delhi HC for Restoring Facility of Sanitary Napkins in Schools

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Paridhi Arya

Published on May 20, 2022 at 14:11 IST

Non-Governmental Organization Social Jurist has filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) through an Advocate Ashok Agarwal seeking restoration of sanitary napkin facility which was started by Delhi Government under ‘Kishori Yojana’.

Since January 2021, Delhi Government has stopped giving sanitary napkins which had affected the attendance and health of the girl students. Delhi High Court listed the matter for Monday.

Kishori Yojana was adopted by Director of Education (DoE) of Delhi Government so that personal hygiene of girls can be maintained and the obstacles they face in their studied could be removed.

The PIL stated that since January 2021 the schools comes under DoE are not providing sanitary napkins which is not only affecting attendance but also health of girl students and deteriorating their personal hygiene.

On May 13 the All India Parents Association (AIPA) wrote letter to Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal seeking the restoration of facility of sanitary napkins ad it is very important issue for girls.

The PIL challenged the decision of State Government of not providing sanitary napkins by stating the decision is Arbitrary, irrational and unreasonable. It violates the Constitution’s Provision under Article 14 (Right to Equality), Article 21 (Right to Life) and Article 21-A (Right to Education) and provisions of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 and Delhi School Education Act, 1973.