The Supreme Court (apex court) has questioned on 31 October 2017, over the lack of separate school and trained teachers for students who suffer from autism, blindness, and deafness.
A bench comprising Chief justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkal and DY Chandrachud argued that access to education is a fundamental right under Article 21A.
It is the responsibility of the states to provide education under the right of children to free and Compulsory Education Act 2009.
The court observed that it is impossible to think that who are disabled or suffer from any kind of disability (mentally challenged) can be imparted education along as well as normal children in mainstream schools.
The bench observed that special students should get the education only by special teachers and have special schools for them.
The court emphasized on having a separate school for children who suffer from and disability disorder must have separate schools with distinctly trained teachers.