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Supreme Court takes first steps to make itself accessible

In the case of Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India, being argued by the Disability Law Initiative and the Human Rights Law Network, the Supreme Court is monitoring the implementation of accessibility measures by the Central and State Governments in Government buildings, airports, railway stations, bus transport, and information services such as web sites and […]

March 19, 2019

How the Disability Act makes Courts accessible

In the case of Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India, being argued by Disability Law Initiative and the Human Rights Law Network, one of the issues being considered by the Supreme Court is accessibility in the Courts for persons with disabilities. While it is an obvious and pressing need that the judicial system be available […]

January 30, 2019

SC monitors implementation of its judgment on accessibility

In December last year, the Supreme Court had passed a path breaking judgment with directions to the Center and States to make public buildings, transportation systems and information services accessible to persons with disabilities. This was in the case of Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India, argued by the Disability Law Initiative and the Human […]

November 1, 2018

A win for inclusivity in employment: Disability is not unfitness, says High Court

In a case argued by Disability Law Initiative, a two judge bench of the Delhi High Court has rejected the appeal of the Railways and reaffirmed the view of the single judge of the Court that the disability of Prashant Kumar, a candidate for the Indian Engineering Services, does not render him unfit for engineering […]

August 23, 2018

Disability Advisory Boards: Guardians of disability policy and affirmative action

In the matter of “Rajive Raturi vs. Union of India” being argued by the Disability Law Initiative and the Human Rights Law Network, the Supreme Court had on 15th December 2017 passed a slew of directions to the Center and States to make public places, transport systems and information services accessible. Of particular note was […]

June 26, 2018