Bombay High Court criticizes state government for rejecting proposal for college for disabled students

Recently, a Pune-based trust had put forward a proposal to set up a college for students with speech difficulties and deaf students. However, the Maharashtra government rejected the proposal, something the Bombay High Court has strongly criticized.

The Bombay High Court said that such pleas must be taken seriously.

A petition was filed by the Sadguru Saibaba Seva Trust challenging the government’s decision to deny the proposal.

According to a Government Resolution (GR), an amount of Rs seven lakh must be deposited by organizations that want to set up such institutions. Since the organization could not deposit this money, the Maharashtra government rejected them.

The lawyer for the trust said that they had kept the amount for two years. They failed to carry it over for another three years.

The High Court said that starting an institution for disabled students will help them in many ways. It will also provide them an opportunity to come to mainstream society.

The court has sent back the proposal to the government. They have asked the government to look into the proposal from a fresh perspective.

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