SC asks NCW, UP Govt. to look into inhumane conditions of widows, destitute women

| Updated: Sep 02, 2016 19:37 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept.2 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday expressed 'deep concern' over the ill-treatment of the destitute women and widows living in the holy city of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. The apex court was hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) asking the court to look into the inhumane conditions of widows turned out of their homes and living in Vrindavan. "Matter of deep concern how destitute women and widows are treated," the top court said. It questioned as to how can girls under eighteen be married and discarded by families if they turn widows. The Supreme Court also asked National Commission for Women and Uttar Pradesh Government to file a complete report into the matter. The Supreme Court has scheduled the next hearing of the matter on November 11. The apex court in May issued notices to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh Government on the PIL filed the NGO highlighting the plight of the widows who beg at temples in Vrindavan. (ANI)