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SC passes directs Union, states to ensure treatment, education and equality for persons affected by leprosy


Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
Writ Petition (Civil) 767/2014

This writ petition, filed in 2014, had brought the Supreme Court’s attention… Read More

HRLN files PIL seeking implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 for treatment of thalassemia patients


Human Rights Law Network filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL), in the Supreme Court of India on Friday (31st August) under Article 32 of the Constitution of India, seeking strict… Read More

Delhi HC offers interim relief to dyslexic student who was denied opportunity to apply for bank position


W.P.(C) 5030/2018 & CM No. 19388/2018

Rohan Gupta is a dyslexic disabled student who wanted to apply for the examination for the… Read More

After HRLN intervention, Punjab govt issues notification promising easier access to treatment for hemophilia


Hemophilia Advocacy Society & Anr vs State of Punjab & Anr
Dated March 26, 2018

This petition… Read More

Thousands of qualified differently-abled persons who were denied employment in electricity board appointed


Pardeep Kumar vs. Rakesh Kumar Bawa and another

Pardeep Kumar and thousands of other orthopedically disabled people were allowed to join as apprentices for the post of line men… Read More

Call for applications: Regional training for DPO’s and Lawyers on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016


Are you a young lawyer, law student or social activist who wishes to work in the defense of the rights of persons with disability? Our 2-day regional training that’s being conducted in Patna… Read More

Petition in Delhi High Court seeks UPSC exam seats for persons with learning and mental disabilities


NPRS v UoI & Ors
W.P.(C) 2599/2018

This petition sought the court’s direction against a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) notification of February 7, 2018 (Examination… Read More

Delhi HC asks Dept of Science & Technology to relax age limit for candidate with disabilities for research award application


(Dr Akshansh Vs Ministry of Science & Technology & Ors)

The Petitioner is a disabled person with cerebral palsy (orthopaedic-quadriplegic) who filed this urgent petition… Read More

Patna high court issues notice to check state facilities being provided in blind schools


Bihar State Primary Teachers Association vs The Union of India & Ors

The petition was filed with the backdrop of a huge gap in school-enrolled children in Bihar. During the… Read More

HRLN files petition seeking effective enforcement of Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities


This petition was filed seeking proper implementation of the Maharashtra Welfare Scheme for Persons with Disabilities, in particular the provision mandating all local bodies to reserve… Read More

In a landmark judgment invoking the new Disability Act, SC directs accessibility for disabled students in institutions of higher education


Disabled students aspiring to higher education got a significant boost on Friday after the Supreme Court passed a set of directions to ensure that universities and colleges have disabled-friendly… Read More

Supreme Court Directs Important Steps Forward In Accessibility For Persons With Disabilities in Public Places


In a far-reaching judgment on Friday, December 15, the Supreme Court passed a slew of directions to the central and state governments to ensure that public infrastructure and facilities are… Read More

Army transfer policy for officers with dependent disabled children challenged in Supreme Court


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch & Ors:

The Supreme Court allowed the petition Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav vs. Military Secretary Branch & Ors, SLP(C)351/2017,… Read More

Kerala High Court upholds rights of 100% disabled person as ‘person with disability’ under National Trust Act


Rosamma vs District Collector, Wayanad Collectorate, Kalpetta, Wayanad & Ors

WP(c) No.21082/17 before High Court of Kerala

Ulahannan met with a road accident after which, he is… Read More

Petition filed for the appointment of a guardian


Johny Pallithazath Vs Thankachan and others

Johny Pallithazath is the director of Jyothi Nivas Charitable society running a home for mentally ill for the past 26… Read More

Kerala HC upholds the right to privacy and dignity of the mentally challenged


Gopika Govindan Vs. State of Kerala and Anor

The Petitioner,Gopika Govindan,D/O Mr.Govindan,aged 26 years, coordinator of child rights initiatives, HRLN filed a petition on… Read More

On approaching the High Court, BSNL supplies answer to RTI appeal two years after the original appeal


Tapas Pal v. Assistant General Manager (Administration), Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and Others., W.P. 13949 of 2017 at the High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Tapas Pal has… Read More

Petition for enforcing the rights of the Differently-Abled in Competitive Examinations


Monu Ram Vs. U.O.I

Monu Ram is a visually impaired individual who applied for the post of clerk in the department of higher education Chandigarh. The said post require a second… Read More

Supreme Court orders central govt to formulate and adopt measures to eradicate leprosy


Pankaj Sinha vs Union of India & Ors
Writ Petition(s)(Civil) No(s). 767/2014, SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

The petition was filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India… Read More

Questioning the policy of the Indian Army regarding Officers with disabled children


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch and Ors. [ SLP 351/2017], Hon’ble Supreme Court of India


Lt. Col. Anil Kumar Yadav v. Military Secretary Branch and… Read More

Hearing impaired applicants to be considered for driving licenses after SC direction


Amit Ashok Tribhuvan vs Regional Transport Officer

The Petitioner is a person with 100% hearing impairment. The PIL sought to challenge the order passed by the Regional Transport… Read More

Supreme court orders central, state govts to monitor homes for intellectually impaired


Reena Banerjee & Anr Vs Govt. of NCT of Delhi & Ors
CIVIL APPEAL NO.11938/2016 (Arising out of S.L.P. (Civil) No.39321/2012)

This appeal arose from the judgment of the High Court… Read More

Disabled worker arbitrarily denied promotion, files application in Orissa Administrative Tribunal


Smt. Uma Devi Vrs. Chief Secretary, Odisha, Secretariat Building, Bhubaneswar, Orissa & Others
O.A. No. 1208 © of 2016 Orissa Administrative Tribunal, Cuttack Bench,… Read More

Court asks state health services office to provide disabled-friendly facilities


Km. Chakpram Lokeshwori Devi vs Director, Health Services, Govt. of Manipur

The petitioner… Read More

Supreme Court directs reservation in promotion for disabled persons in Government jobs


In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court set aside Government of India instructions disallowing reservation in promotion for persons with disabilities, and held that wherever posts are identified to… Read More

PIL to make the Mumbai Suburban Railways accessible for persons with disabilities


India Centre for Human Rights & Law & Ors. vs. The Union of India & Ors.

(PIL 27 of 2007)




The Petition came to be filed seeking to make the… Read More

Acid attack survivor files petition asking for grant of disability certificates and financial aid


Monika Mondal v.State of West Bengal and Ors.W.P. 22924(w) of 2016, High Court at Calcutta

The Petitioner, Monika, is an acid attack survivor, who had written to the Chief… Read More

Petition for Compensation to be awarded for the negligence of State authorities


Samson John v. State of Kerala & others

The petitioner’s minor daughter, a ‘hyper active autistic’ child died under suspicious circumstances while in Vimukthi special school. It was… Read More

Supreme Court directs reservation in promotion of disabled persons in government jobs


Rajeev Kumar Gupta vs Union of India (Writ Petition (Civil) 521 of 2008)

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Thursday set aside Government of India instructions… Read More

Petition filed before the Kerala HC to allow concessions in stage carriages for the disabled


Case title: Firoz Vs State of Kerala and others

The petitioner is approaching the Hon’ble court aggrieved by the inaction of state Authorities on providing concession rates in… Read More

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