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PIL in HC against children’s participation in human chain programme in severe cold

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PATNA: An NGO has filed a petition in the Patna High Court challenging the validity of state government’s human chain programme against dowry and child marriage.

The court has accepted the petition and the matter could come up for hearing today itself.

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In the petition filed by the Nagrik Adhikar Manch, the petitioner has said the education department has issued an order asking for participation of all school children except those enrolled between standard One and Five in the human chain programme.

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The complainant said all the schoolchildren and teachers have been asked to compulsarily join the human chain programme of the state government on January 21 despite the severe cold conditions prevailing across the state.

“How can the little children be forced out of their homes in this bone chilling cold and participate in the human chain programme?” asked the petitioner.

He said the children have not been provided either books or warm clothes to study but are being forced to join the human chain.

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