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Volume 7 Issue 6 - March 15, 2010

Visually impaired students can aspire to become doctors – Supreme Court

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Nitin Mantri, a visually impaired student from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh is now in a position to fulfill his parents’ dream of becoming a doctor. But up until a while ago, the dream had hit a roadblock. An order issued by the Madhya Pradesh High Court had debarred him from studying medicine on account of his disability. However, a two judge bench of the Supreme Court has stayed the High Court order.

“Now that the Supreme Court has endorsed my stand, I will fulfill the dream of my parents and family members and become a doctor,” says Nitin.

According to Uttam Maheshwari, Nitin’s legal representative, the Madhya Pradesh High Court decision to stop him from studying medicine was totally unconstitutional.

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