The National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Rajasthan government over reports of about 85 children in Karauli district risking their lives to go to school during the rainy season.
The Commission has sought a report within four weeks.
It took suo motu cognisance of the media report that about 85 school going children, from Machet, Sevachin Ka Pura and Madho Singh ka Pura villages in Karauli district, risked their lives to go to school during the rainy season from June to September as, the generally dry and bridgeless river Bhainsavat gets enough water making it on an average 15 feet deep.
"They have to use inflated rubber tubes, like many of their elders, to cross the river. The villagers have been demanding construction of a bridge for long but nothing has happened to their memorandums to the officials and politicians," the Commission said in a statement today.
"Because of the inaction of the state administration, the lives of the innocent people are being exposed to danger. This is an indication towards insensitive approach adopted by the administration," it said.