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Indian and International Laws and Conventions on education and employment for people with disabilities.

INDIA: Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995

Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995
Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

UN World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons, 1982

At least 10 per cent of children are disabled. They have the same right to education as non-disabled persons and they require active intervention and specialized services.
UN World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons, 1982

Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

Parties shall respect and ensure the rights set forth in the present Convention to each child within their jurisdiction without discrimination of any kind
Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

UN Standard Rules on Equalisation of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, 1993

States should recognize the overall importance of accessibility in the process of the equalization of opportunities in all spheres of society.
UN Standard Rules on Equalisation of Opportunities

Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice in Special Needs Education, 1994

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Salamanca Statement on Principles, Policy and Practice

Millennium Development Goals, 2000

Achieve universal primary education
Millennium Development Goals, 2000

UNESCO Flagship, Education for All: The Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities:

UNESCO Flagship, “Education for All: The Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities: Towards Inclusion”
The Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities

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