Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Activists slams discriminatory clause in new Disability Act

The Wire reports that the contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.

Even before it has been implemented, the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016, which was notified by the parliament in the winter session, has run into a major controversy with the primary stakeholders – persons with disabilities – questioning the clause that allows establishments to discriminate against them provided there is a “legitimate aim” and for taking the private sector out of the purview of the Act. Moreover, while the Centre had promised to address the issue while framing the rules under the Act, the same has not been reflected in the draft rules circulated earlier this month.
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