UN expert hails Indian court decision to uphold right of every child to education

UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré- Kishore Singh, Special Rapporteur on the right to education.

An independent United Nations human rights expert today hailed a decision by the Indian Supreme Court to uphold a law which mandates that a quarter of the places in the country’s private and public schools should be reserved for disadvantaged groups.

“Exclusion and poverty remain the most important obstacles to the realization of the right to education in all regions of the world,” said the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Kishore Singh, in a press release, adding that the decision is an important step towards ensuring better education opportunities for all, in line with India’s constitutional and international obligations.

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