Make North Campus pavements disabled friendly in 4 weeks: HC

New Delhi, Apr 19 (PTI) The Delhi High Court today directed the AAP government, police and municipal corporation of north Delhi to take immediate action to make pavements in Delhi University’s North Campus disabled friendly within four weeks. The high court issued the direction after noting that pavements on the campus were “clearly inaccessible” to… Read More Make North Campus pavements disabled friendly in 4 weeks: HC

Cities must not isolate those with disabilities

One of the primary missions of the Smart City project in Pune is to make the roads safer — for all road users including pedestrians, non-motorized transport, public transport and private vehicles. Several cities around the world are urging both public and private establishments to improve disabled access. The United Nations has released estimates saying… Read More Cities must not isolate those with disabilities

Cities must not isolate those with disabilities

One of the primary missions of the Smart City project in Pune is to make the roads safer — for all road users including pedestrians, non-motorized transport, public transport and private vehicles. However, the needs of people with disabilities are rarely ever considered. According to the 2011 census, Maharashtra is among the states with a high number of disabled… Read More Cities must not isolate those with disabilities

Disabled people barred from Haj pilgrimage because they ‘take up begging’, Centre tells Delhi HC

  The Centre told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that it has barred disabled people from going for the Haj pilgrimage because there have been “many instances of such individuals taking up begging, which is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia”. The petitioner had alleged that the order violated the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.… Read More Disabled people barred from Haj pilgrimage because they ‘take up begging’, Centre tells Delhi HC

SC annoyed over failure of states, UTs to file report on disabled

New Delhi, Apr 9 The Supreme Court today expressed displeasure over only six states and two union territories filing status reports in a matter related to differently-abled persons, on which the apex court had last year passed a slew of directions. A bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan observed that it “fails… Read More SC annoyed over failure of states, UTs to file report on disabled