Delhi High Court prevents school for blind students from closing

The Delhi High Court has stayed a move by the state government to close down a residential school for blind students.

The court has also asked the government to respond to allegations that it was forcing the students to shift to other schools.

An NGO called the National Federation of Blind had appealed to the court that the students were being forced to shift from the Andh Mahavidhyalaya. The school admits students up to Class 8 and has a residential complex for visually impaired students.

The school was established over 50 years ago with public donation and was taken over by the Department of Education in 1980.