Himachal High Court steps in to protect disabled student rights

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday issued notices to the government over protection of the rights of disabled students in the state.

Taking suo motto cognizance of a letter by Ajai Srivastava, chairman Umang Foundation NGO, a division bench consisting of Chief Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Sanjay Karol asked principal of Portmore School to furnish details about facilities provided to three blind students admitted to class XI.

The court has also asked for waiving of all fees and providing books for these students.

All the three girls had secured a first division in Class X and intend to pursue higher studies, says Srivastava. The foundation has also pointed out the deficiencies in education for the blind child.

Listed for 9, September, the court has directed secretary education and secretary social justice & empowerment to respond to notices about rights of disabled students and the facilities being provided in the state.

As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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