Bombay High court dismisses a plea seeking that weight of school bags be reduced.

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The Bombay High Court dismissed a petition to reduce the weight of children’s school bags, saying it does not think children carry “unnecessarily heavy bags” as books have become thinner with the times. However, it is said that the Kids tend to carry all their books at once.

Court Said:

“In our times, our textbooks used to be so thick. Nowadays, books are so thin. They are also gender neutral. Books have evolved,” the court said.

“Our books showed only women doing housework, today books show men sweeping the floor,” a bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar said. “Our books were so heavy but we didn’t get any back problems,” it said.

“didn’t think school-going children carried unnecessarily heavy bags”. Bombay High Court

This PIL was filed by social activist Swati Patil in 2015. It was claimed in the petition that children have to bear a 30% weight bag with their weight.

Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N.M. Jamdar’s Division Bench was hearing the petition. When lawyer Nitesh Nevshe made this argument before the judge that heavy pedestrians seem to have problems with back pain in children. On this, what the Chief Justice said next will remind you of your grandfather because in that fairytale sense, the judge shared his experience-

“Our books showed only women doing housework, today books show men sweeping the floor,” a bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice N M Jamdar said.
“Our books were so heavy but we didn’t get any back problems,” it said.
It said it “didn’t think school-going children carried unnecessarily heavy bags”.

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