NHRC notice to Gujarat govt over poor facilities
New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the fact that students in a Gujarat village have to swim across a river to reach their school because there is no bridge, the NHRC Wednesday issued a notice to the state government.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said that in the absence of a bridge, about 125 students of five villages in Chhota Udepur district of Gujarat have to swim across the Hiran river to reach their government school in Narmada district.
It said despite several requests by the villagers to construct a bridge over the river, no action was taken by the authorities.
The commission observed that this raises the issue of the violation of right to life of the children and the right to education of those who are not able to go to school due to this problem.
"The commission has issued a notice to the chief secretary, government of Gujarat, calling for a report within four weeks," the NHRC said in a statement.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- How will Sonowal's govt solve problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam?
- How will Sonowal's govt solve the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam - Part II
- How will Sonowal's govt solve the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam? - Part III
- How will Sonowal's govt solve the problem of illegal Bangladeshi migration in Assam? - Part IV
- Batla House encounter: Congress under scrutiny as new IS video emerges
- Six more arrested for attack on Punjab spiritual leader Sant Baba Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale
- IPL 9: RCB skipper Virat Kohli 81-run short to create history this season
- Second seed Andy Murray battles into French Open second round
- Watch video: Furious and stormy young sun seeded life on Earth, says NASA
- Being a mom tops my priority list, says Aishwarya Rai Bachchan