While underlining loss of lives in various parts of the country in recent times, including of over 100 children in Bihar, the commission in its notice has also directed its teams comprising doctors, officers to visit hospitals in "vulnerable" states to conduct fact-finding probe.
The NHRC has also observed that the content of the news report is "quite disturbing" and that even after the death of those young girls due to starvation, the authorities in the government of Delhi "have not woken up".
In Delhi, the fathers of Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Burman — Nilkamal and Badal — met the National Human Rights Commission chairman, and BJP president Amit Shah. Sources said they are also trying to get an appointment to meet President Ram Nath Kovind.
The NHRC has based its recommendation on research that shows a strong correlation between a girl child’s education level and age of marriage, with better education levels showing lesser likelihood of her being married early.
“On the basis of the media reports, the Commission has observed that it appears, the standard operating procedure in connection with these arrests has not been properly followed by the police authorities, which may amount to violation of their human rights, the NHRC said.
The NHRC observed that inspite of announcement of several schemes for farmers, including crop insurance and loan waiver, they are committing suicide, unable to cope with the stress, financial crunch and social stigma associated with crop failure.