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Schools have failed to recognise disability rights: Activist

Posted on Mar 26 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, March 26 : Schools in India have failed to recognise the rights of disabled students, a leading rights activist said here Wednesday.

"Disability rights have not been recognised especially in schools in India," Javed Abidi, convenor of the Disability Rights Group, said at the National Convention for Youth with Disabilities held here.

He said India has not made education conducive for the disabled despite the right to education and disability movements.

Over 50 young individuals with disabilities - from institutions like the Indian Institute of Technology, Indian Institute of Management, Aligarh Muslim University and the Delhi University - discussed the difficulties they faced in their formative years at schools and colleges during a discussion at the forum.

They urged people to put in efforts for the holistic development, social welfare and inclusive empowerment of people with disabilities.

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