HC asks, “Is Maharashtra govt waiting for auspicious day to frame policy on clean, hygienic toilets in schools? The Bombay high court expressed its disappointment over the unhygnic conditions of the schools across Maharashtra and asked the state government if it was powerless or waiting for some auspicious day to frame a policy on the issue. A division bench of Justices Prasanna Varale and Sharmila Deshmukh said it was “pained by the sorry state of affairs”.
The court was hearing a petition filed by two law students Nikita Gore and Vaishnavi Gholave, raising concerns over the central and state governments not implementing effective menstrual hygiene management resulting in women, and particularly adolescent girls, facing problems.
The petition also pointed out the issue of unclean and unhygienic washrooms and toilets for girls in government aided schools.