A division bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice in a plea seeking direction to Union of India, Government of NCT Delhi to safeguard the interest of the children who have lost their parents to Covid-19 and who do not have anyone else to take care of them and face the risk of being trafficked.
The Bench issued notice to the Respondents i.e. Union Of India, Ministry Of Women & Child Development, Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare, Government Of NCT Of Delhi and Delhi Police. The notice is returnable on 4 June 2021.
The petition, moved by Jitender Gupta, practicing lawyer of Delhi prayed that the Interim custody of such children be granted to their relatives or to child care homes while also exploring options for legal adoptions after duly scrutinizing allr those who have expressed interest to adopt such children.