SC requests the Center's and States' response to the request for free sanitary pads for girls enrolled in grades 6 through 12.

Supreme Court asked Centre and other state governments to provide free sanitary pads to girls in classes 6 to 12 . The petition requested that a writ order or instructions be issued to the parties to initiate a three-stage awareness campaign .

New Delhi, India, November 28: The Supreme Court asked the Centre and other state governments to provide free sanitary pads to girls in classes 6 to 12, according to a petitioner.The petitioner, who is from a poor background, said that adolescent females between the ages of 11 and 18, who are not properly equipped with and are not instructed by their parents about menstruation and menstrual hygiene, were pushed by Jaya Thakur on Monday.According to the petitioner, the poor socioeconomic status and illiteracy result in the development of unsafe and unhealthy activities, which have serious health consequences; increase obstinacy and eventually result in the removal from school.The petition requested that a writ order or instructions be issued to the parties to initiate a three-stage awareness campaign, which included the publication of a separate girls toilet in all Government, aided, and residential schools, as well as instructions to unbox the societal barriers surrounding it; a third, to ensure that menstrual waste disposal is carried out in a safe and sanitary manner, according to the petition.It is an integral part of basic sanitation, sanitation, and reproductive health services.

To address these shortcomings, there must be a combination of sanitation and hygiene services as well as a physical environment conducive to all menstruation-related needs.

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