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Helmets for women: HC’s notice to govt

The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on a PIL seeking helmets be made mandatory for women driving or riding two-wheelers. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2011 00:29 IST

The Delhi high court on Wednesday issued notice to the Delhi government on a PIL seeking helmets be made mandatory for women driving or riding two-wheelers.

Are women’s lives less valuable than men’s? If not, then why is wearing helmets compulsory for men driving two-wheelers, while it is only “optional” for women, under the Delhi Motor Vehicle Rules? The PIL questioned. Government is to reply by October 19.

The PIL significantly comes a month after Satyendra Garg, JCP (traffic), posted on the Facebook page of Delhi traffic police that helmets should be made compulsory for women.