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Supreme Court today, while hearing a plea seeking enforcement of Fundamental Rights under Article 14 & 21 of specially abled students, with regards to conduct of online classes/examination by Educational Institutions, allowed the petitioner to serve notice on the Central Agencies.
A Full Bench of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice JK Maheshwari heard the matter today.
“While persons with disabilities have been struggling in every field during this pandemic and the issues of lack of digital accessibility and exclusion of persons with disabilities have never stared us at our face as during these times, the question of introducing inclusive technologies for a post COVID world in the field of education is the most crucial owing to the impact it would have on generations to come,” the plea states.
Brief Grounds preferred by the petitioner:
Reliance is inter-alia placed on, Section 2(h), Section 8, Section 16 and Section 17 of Rights Of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, Jeeja Ghosh v. Union of India, (2016) 7 SCC 761, Disabled Rights Group v. Union of India & Ors., (2018) 2 SCC 397.
Also Read: “Challenges of specially abled magnified during pandemic”: Plea in Supreme Court seeks steps to ensure equal participation in online classes & exams
Case Title: Javed Abidi Foundation v. Union of India
 Elevated to the Supreme Court today; 31.08.2021 – Parent High Court: Madhya Pradesh
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