Centre gets more time for response on baby-feeding rooms plea

New Delhi, Aug 28: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday granted the Central government, state governments and civic authorities more time to file response on the plea seeking construction of baby-feeding and child care rooms at public places.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao listed the matter for further hearing on November 26.

The bench, which was hearing a plea filed by a nine-month-old Avyaan through his mother Neha Rastogi and advocate Animesh Rastogi seeking court’s intervention in providing adequate facilities to lactating mothers and infants in the country.

Women’s Right to Privacy is hampered due to lack of breastfeeding facilities at public places. Women are harassed and mocked by public at large, the petitioner said.

Breastfeeding in public has become a debatable issue when mothers find it difficult to manage nursing during travelling. Breast feeding in public is still a state of awkwardness among many young moms.

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