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Bombay HC calls for reports on facilities for disabled

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jul 30, 2018, 1:35 am IST
Updated : Jul 30, 2018, 1:35 am IST

Kale is confined to wheelchair and she had first approached the high court in 2016 against a Pune college after she was unable to attend classes.

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

MUMBAI: The Bombay high court has asked the government of Maharashtra and the Directorate of Education to call for compliance reports from all educational institutes and universities in the state on facilities provided to disabled students.

The bench of Justice NH Patil and Justice GS Kulkarni passed this order earlier this week while hearing PIL filed  by Pune resident Akanksha Kale seeking barrier-free access and other facilities to disabled students and staff as mandated in the Right of Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act.

 

The bench said that the state must inform the court whether or not all educational institutes across Maharashtra were providing barrier-free access in their buildings to disabled students and staff members.

Kale is confined to wheelchair and she had first approached the high court in 2016 against a Pune college after she was unable to attend classes.

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