Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Ray Of Hope For Blind JNU Boy

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The visually impaired student of Jawaharlal Nehru University, who failed his semester exams, has now been given zero year by the administration.

Munesh Kumar, a student of Japanese centre, had then said he had failed as he didn’t have facilities and reading material in Braille.

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JNU Students’ Union had demanded Kumar be given a chance after he was denied the registration for winter semester. Kumar and other visually impaired students also faced similar hassles in the campus.

JNUSU president, SN Balaji said¬†“The administration was forced to grant¬†Kumar a zero year. Now his studentship will continue. In a highly discriminatory move, his registration was denied.¬†He being the first visually-impaired student to study at the Japanese centre, there was no mechanism to provide him material both in Braille and technology. Moreover, he was provided a reading¬†only once a week, which was insufficient to cover up for 20 hours of class per week,” Balaji said.

Meanwhile, Kumar expressed contentment on being given a zero year.

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