The State human Rights commission has assigned a team to carry out an inspection of students in various schools to verify whether the bags the little shoulders carry fall within the weight limits prescribed by the government or not. The State Human Rights Commission may have finally passed an order that would gladden school students and their parents. A team of a retired judge and two law students have been formed to inspect various schools and if the students schoolbags fall within the weight limits. The average weight of school bags in Mumbai is 9 kg. And this is without factoring in sports kits and the like. The books are required in school and students have no option but to carry the heavyweights to school. We also spoke with the Vice President of International Human Rights Association, a non-profit voluntary organization who stated there was so much of pressure and burden on school going children which effects the physical strength of students. However, the principal of national Girls High School Farhat Sayyed, was seen tossing the blame on the parents themselves. It may be recalled that the state government had initially issued two GRs in 1997 to reduce the burden on school students. In 2003, the SHRC had said that merely issuing directions was not sufficient, the GR had to be implemented. In 2006, the government again issued another resolution in which it mentioned the weight which the school students could carry. With cameraperson Mehboob Dhanse, Hansaraj Kanaujia for NMTV News.
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