Maintain and set up more baby feeding rooms in public places HC to municipal bodies

  • | Thursday | 7th November, 2019

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has asked the municipal authorities in the city to maintain over 100 infant feeding rooms set up by them and to increase their numbers as early as possible. With the observation and direction, the bench disposed of the petition filed on behalf of a mother and her newborn seeking breastfeeding facilities in public places. The Delhi government had also said that the draft policy was circulated to all landowning departments and other public-dealing departments for inviting comments. The PIL had sought breastfeeding facilities in public places away from "censuring and dishonourable looks". The plea, filed through advocate Animesh Rastogi, had contended that not providing such facilities amounts to "hampering" women's right to privacy.

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