The Karnataka High Court on Thursday asked the State government to submit an action plan on how the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court on ensuring safety of children commuting between school and home in school buses or other vehicles are being implemented.
Justice Dilip B. Bhosale issued the oral direction in this regard to the government counsel during the hearing of a petition filed by Fahima Banu and her husband Noorul Haq, residents of Anajanadri Layout in Rachenahalli.
The couple have sought compensation for their four-year-old son, Mohammed Faizal, who died after being hit by the door of his school bus in June last year.
“It pains to see small children dying like this. We can’t wait for something of this nature to happen again. These are our children. You cannot allow vehicles to carry children beyond the capacity of the vehicle…,” Justice Bhosale observed orally while asking the government to place the action plan in writing by next date of hearing on the petition.
The petitioner-parents have also sought direction to the government on strictly implementing the apex court’s guidelines and on taking action against the school authorities violating them.