Conjoined twins: SC raps Bihar for absence
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The Supreme Court on Friday censured the Bihar government for its "perpetual absence" during the hearing of a PIL pertaining to conjoined twins from Patna, who require medical and financial aid.
"The state of Bihar has been made a party to the case and they are necessary. They are however perpetually absent from hearings," remarked a Bench of Justices K S Radhakrishnan and Dipak Misra.
Posting the next hearing for November 5, the court asked ASG Siddharth Luthra to look into the issue of providing a one-time grant to the parents of 16-year-old twin sisters Saba and Farah Saleem. It also took on record a report by an AIIMS team that had examined them on October 21.
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