Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

Abandoned children entitled to same benefits as orphaned children; no distinction between them: Bombay High Court

The Court asked a committee set up under the Juvenile Justice Act to conduct an enquiry and grant a document certifying that the two girls had been abandoned as children in the past even if they may be adults now.

The Bombay High Court Thursday came down heavily on the Maharashtra government for its stand that benefits like reservation extneded to orphaned children cannot be given to abandoned children [NEST India Foundation v. State of Maharashtra & Ors]

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