Denial of admission by private school to children with special needs: DC Sgr asked to enquire
Srinagar: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Government of India, has asked Deputy Commissioner Srinagar to inquire into the alleged denial of admission to two children with special needs in private schools and send the response within 15 days.
The Registrar of the Commission made the request after a complaint from Zaheer Jan and Dr. Chinatanjeet Kour, stating therein that 8-year-old and a 6-year-old were denied admission by two prominent schools here.
“You are requested to urgently investigate into this matter and take appropriate actions and ensure that children get admission as soon as possible,” the Registrar said in a communication to Deputy Commissioner Srinagar.
“A factual action taken report may be sent in consultation with the complainant,” the order said.
The complainants in their complaint stated that it was extreme disappointing that all-Private schools in the J&K are denying admission to the CWSN for no good reason, thereby violating the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (RPwD) Act, 2016 and put the future of such children at stake.
The complaints seek commission’s intervention for proper action so that every child with special need in J&K get their rights as per Act “because thousands of special needs children in J& K are at risk without education.” (GNS)