Inclusive Education under Rights of Persons with Disability Act

Inclusive Education under Rights of Persons with Disability Act

On December 4, the Supreme Court directed the state of Uttar Pradesh to explain how it plans on operate the provisions on inclusive education set out under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act. While the focus on inclusive education is a welcome development, the court still appears somewhat reluctant to fully recognize its transformative potential. Earlier, an order was passed saying it is ‘impossible’ for children with disabilities to study in mainstream schools. We hope this thought never comes to light again.

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