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Kapil Sibal assured free education to disabled children

Updated on Wed, 09 May 2012 at 18:32 IST

Kapil Sibal, the Human Resource Minister, has assured that children with all kinds of disability will be provided free and compulsory education, either in school or at home, under the Right to Education Act.

"Children with all kinds of disability will be protected under the Act," HRD Minister Kapil Sibal said, moving amendments to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 in the Lok Sabha.

Children suffering from all kinds of disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy and mental retardation are covered under Right to Education Act

Supreme Court in a recent judgement clarified that Right to Education Act would not apply to unaided minority institutions, Vedic Pathshalas and Muslim Madarsas.

 
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