Right to Education of Special Children Upheld by Punjab & Haryana HC

The Punjab & Haryana High Court (‘HC’), in a writ filed on behalf of a child who was asked to withdraw his name from school because he suffered from Down Syndrome, upheld the right of special children.

The HC observed that right to elementary education & right to grow up in the society up to their optimum potential is a Fundamental Right, under Article 21-A, of every child and held “The State is thus duty bound to ensure that education of such children is not prematurely interrupted and that adequate facilities are made available to them as well as to the schools in accordance with the statutory provisions.