‘Admit disabled girl to med course’
The Bombay high court on Friday asked the director of medical education and research in Maharashtra to give admission to Nupur Mehta, who was not considered for a medical course on the grounds that she had 50% disability in her left hand.
Hearing a petition filed by Mehta, chief justice Mohit Shah and justice Nitin Jamdar directed the authorities to grant her admission.
The government argued that they had followed the rules, which stipulate that a person with a permanent disability in an upper limb cannot get admission to a medical course.
However, the petitioner cited a Delhi high court judgement in which Raman Khanna, who had a permanent disability in an upper limb, was granted admission to a postgraduate medical course.