Nutan Thakur, a social activist, along with her daughter Tanya Thakur, who is a law student Tanya, have today filed a PIL in Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench to direct the Development authorities and Housing Boards all over India to provide public toilets in all their colonies.
The petition says that discharge of human waste is a basic human need and open defecation is a violation of Human rights. Though the development authorities, housing boards and private builders have built large number of colonies, but these colonies have no public toilets.
As per the petitioners, these authorities and builders earn huge profits as they get land from the farmers at throw-away prices through land acquisition process and sell plots and houses at very high rates.
Hence, they be directed not only to include public toilets in all future colonies but also to build such toilets in all existing colonies built by them