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Reinstate teacher with palsy: SC to HC

The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of a cerebral palsy-affected government schoolteacher and pulled up the J&K high court for ordering his sacking.

delhi Updated: Mar 13, 2010 01:35 IST
HT Correspondent

The Supreme Court has ordered the reinstatement of a cerebral palsy-affected government schoolteacher and pulled up the J&K high court for ordering his sacking.

Setting aside the petitioner Bashir-ud-din Quadri’s dismissal order, a bench headed by Justice Altamas Kabir pulled up the HC for holding him unfit due to his disability.

The court flayed the HC for its insensitivity and said cases of persons with disabilities should be dealt in a humane manner. It chided the HC for failing to evaluate Quadri’s intellect even as two expert panels found him “brilliant” and “fit”.

It was on the basis of these two reports that Quadri’s appointment was finalised.