SC notice to Centre, MP on keeping inmates in chains in mental health facility
A bench of Justices S A Nazeer and V Ramasubramanian issued notices to the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the Madhya Pradesh government and others while seeking their replies.
The plea said chaining people with mental illness is prohibited under Section 95 of the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017.
The apex court had said in 2019 the chaining of mentally ill people cannot be allowed, calling it ''atrocious'' and ''inhuman''.
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