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Updated Mon, 07 Sep 2020 09:23 PM IST
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A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice MR Shah directed all the states and union territories to file a detailed report on the issue related to providing facilities including masks, sanitizers to the elderly.
The apex court is hearing a petition filed by former Rajya Sabha MP and senior advocate Ashwani Kumar, seeking proper care and facilities for the elderly in this era of Corona epidemic.
Earlier on August 4, the Supreme Court had asked the central and state governments to ensure that the elderly get their pension on time. At the same time, the Supreme Court also said that all necessary things should be made available to the elderly on time.
The country is too big, cannot hear all the petitions under Article 32
During the hearing, the petitioner tried to tell the bench about some incidents of very bad treatment of elderly people, the bench said that this country is very big. In such a case, all the petitions cannot be heard under Article 32. States should focus on this.