Hyderabad High Court on Friday felt that there was a need to set up centres to provide shelter for mentally challenged persons.
Hyderabad High Court on Friday felt that there was a need to set up centres to provide shelter for mentally challenged people who have been neglected by their families and a division bench comprising Justice Nagarjuna Reddy and Justice Rajani was dealing with a PIL taken up on letter by the member secretary of AP Legal Services Specialist, looking for to direct the governments of the two Telugu speaking states to take steps to protect the rights of juvenile criminals, females prisoners and their children and mentally challenged under trials, here convicts and people who suffer from mental disability but are not involved in any crime as per the report.
Here, bench felt that providing financial aid to such people was not adequate the governments have to take steps for their care and the bench said there was also a need conduct a survey in both states on the lines of the Integrated Household Survey conducted by the TS govt to identify such neglected persons. And when Sharath Kumar special counsel for Telangana said that such a survey would put a financial burden on the state and the bench said the government should not care for the cost when taking measures for the welfare of such neglected persons.
Bench granted four weeks to Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to submit reports on the facilities provided to juvenile criminals and women prisoners and their children and mentally challenged under trials and criminals in the prisons of the two and to formulate terms and conditions to identify the mentally challenged who are not involved any crimes as said.