Under Article 15(3) of the Constitution of India, the State is obliged to make special provisions for children. In view of the COVID-19 outbreak, the State was expected to make such special provisions for the children of India.
Children are among the groups at risk to the infection of COVID-19. Additionally, the prevalent conditions of most of the children’s protection homes are not as hygienic as they should be to keep the children safe from the virus.
However, in the absence of any initiative being taken by the state, especially for children in protection homes, the most vulnerable population of children, the Supreme Court of India stepped in. The apex court has taken a case on its own on the conditions of children’s protection homes across India.
The action taken by the Apex Court is admirable, in looking out for children with no caregivers.
The Court will be hearing the case titled “In Re Contagion Of COVID-19 Virus In Children Protection Homes” tomorrow. A division bench comprising of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Deepak Gupta will be considering the case.