The Karnataka High Court on Friday ordered issue of notice to State government over lack of basic facilities at some anganwadi centres.

A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D.H. Waghela and Justice B.V. Nagarathna passed the order while taking suo motu cognizance based on a report published in a newspaper. “This is nothing but violation of basic human rights. How can the State do this to children?” the Bench observed as the report has highlighted that of the total 63,376 anganwadi centres, 42.29 per cent have no toilets.

The report also highlighted the problems of one such anganwadi centre at Chickballapur.


The High Court on Friday extended by four months the time for submission of report by the Enquiry Committee set up for scrutinising allotment of sites by the Bangalore Development Authority under “G” category.