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In December 2016, Nazdeek filed a contempt petition in the High Court of Delhi on behalf of Sunderekha – one of the women we have worked closely with in Nangloi, an informal settlement in Delhi.  She was denied her cash benefit under Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana – a government scheme for pregnant women. The government failed in its obligation of providing her with this entitlement. On 23 December 2016, the court ruled that the Ministry of Women and Child Development should consider dispensing payment to Sunderekha. We are awaiting action from the Ministry and will be following this matter closely.