Father moves HC after disabled child does not get admission

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New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) A disabled child, who wasallegedly denied admission in nursery class in a reputedunaided private school here on the ground of his disability,today approached the Delhi High Court which directed to thecity government to conduct an inquiry.

Issuing notice to the Directorate of Education, theNational Territory Government and Sardar Patel Vidyalaya,Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought their response by March 10.

The court also directed the education department tohold an inquiry and submit a report relating to the drawof lots in January before it by the next date of hearing.

Filing a petition through advocate Ashok Aggarwal,father of the child, Master Aditya Birmani, submitted that hisson had 75 per cent physical disability and he had applied fornursery admission in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya as the school hasspecial educators and infrastructure facilities for thedisabled children.

The petition said that the school had considered hisson''s application in the general category instead of thespecial category and denied him entry on the ground of hisdisability which, it claimed, is violative of Right toEducation(RTE) Act.

Seeking quashing of draw of lots conducted by theschool in January, the father said the school shouldre-conduct the draw of lots after including Aditya''s name.

The petition also sought a direction to the educationdepartment to take appropriate action against the school incase it was found violating the law.

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