States fined for lapse on widows
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday fined 11 states and a Union territory Rs 2 lakh each for failing to furnish details of welfare measures for destitute widows.
Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Mizoram, Assam, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Arunachal Pradesh, and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli had failed to provide the information to a court-appointed panel.
The committee of experts was set up in August this year to draw up a plan - based on court orders of the last decade on the matter - to rehabilitate the widows in Vrindavan and other ashrams by November 30.
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