Patna High Court takes suo motu cognizance of news report on plight of children in Bhagalpur district due to suspension of midday meals

The Court on Monday also directed the State authorities to ensure that "no child is pushed into or indulges in any activity of rack picking or beggary on account of lack of food."
The High Court of Judicature at Patna
The High Court of Judicature at Patna

The Patna High Court on Monday took suo motu cognizance of news reports highlighting that children from marginalized communities in Bihar's Bhagalpur had been forced into garbage picking and scrap selling on account of non-availability of mid-day meals following the closure of schools and Anganwadi centres amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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