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Safe environment needed to achieve goal of campaign on girl child: HC – ThePrint

Safe environment needed to achieve goal of campaign on girl child: HC – ThePrint

Mumbai, Jan 31 (PTI) The motto of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme can be achieved only by providing a safe environment for girls, the Bombay High Court said on Monday, while referring to the plight of female students in a village in Maharashtra who have to use a boat to reach their school.

Anil Kilor and Prasanna Varale of the division bench of Justices took suo motu (on it’s own) note of a news story about how children in Khirvandi village, Satara district, have to travel by boat every day to get to school.

The bench referred to the news report and noted that girl students ferry a boat from one end Koyna dam the other, and then go through dense forest to reach school.

“We are short of words to express the suffering and plight of students in general and girls in particular,” the bench said in its order.

“We can further state that the laudable object of the motto ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ can be achieved only by providing a safe passage and a friendly atmosphere and environment for the girl children by the state,” it added, referring to the Centre’s scheme that focuses on ensuring survival, protection and education of the girl child.

The court also stated that while the girl students face adversities they are showing courage, will, determination and will to continue their academic career.

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The Maharashtra government must take all steps to help these children. The bench directed the HC registry to bring the matter before a suitable bench. PTI SP RSY RSY

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