New Delhi: The Supreme Court today said it will pass order on a plea seeking to make higher education institutions physically accessible for disabled students.
A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that it will pass certain directions on the issue and give some time for its compliance. The bench was hearing
a plea filed by an organisation Disabled Rights Group in 2006, espousing the cause of a disabled girl who is 100 per cent wheelchair bound. The girl, who wanted
to study law, could not study at the National Law University and managed to gain admission in a private university.
Counsel for the petitioner organisation said the college at the private university does not have facilities for disabled students despite a law which mandates provision
of facilities to such students.'She was made to stay in a hostel in a shared room with two other normal students, the bathroom did not have a ramp and there was
no escort facility in the hostel for such students,' he said.