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17 March 2020
Basheer had passed away in August last year, project was conceived in September
20 December 2016

The Supreme Court of India just finished its work for this year and had an action-packed, if shortened week, the High Courts have been at it, and the organs of Government are all functioning, grinding out laws, rules, guidelines, notifications and much more to govern/rule/harass/intimidate/thieve the populace (delete as per political persuasion). Parliament has... well... you saw how that went.

17 November 2016

Arepalli Naga Babu - a former Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) scholar and 2016-graduate of NLU Odisha - has won the right to take a judicial services exam with additional time to compensate for his disability, after initially having been denied to even sit for the exam in the first place.

03 September 2015

Yesterday (September 1) in Court No 8 of the Supreme Court, before justices Ranjan Gogoi and NV Ramana, a case of civil contempt against the Central Government was argued unsuccessfully by the petitioner in the main case of National Federation of the Blind vs Sanjay Kothari, Secy Deptt Of Personnel and Training.

28 March 2014

A Delhi high court bench of Justice S Ravindra Bhat and Justice RV Easwar, in a writ petition filed by lawyer Nishant S Diwan, decided to reserve one post for disabled applicants to the Delhi higher judicial service, bringing the court in line with the 3 per cent disability reservation for civil judges, magistrates and ITAT members [The Hindu] [Judgment (W.P.(C) 983/2014)]

06 February 2014

Disability rights: Being mincedMembers of Nalsar Hyderabad's Centre for Disability Studies have marked up the leaked draft of the Cabinet’s watered-down Disability Rights Bill 2013, explaining in detail some of the sections that they feel makes “mincemeat” of the rights of disabled persons.

05 February 2014

Faizan MustafaNalsar Hyderabad has called on politicians to scrap the cabinet draft of the Disability Rights Bill that was leaked to activists in late January 2014, and which undoes much of the positive proposals put forward in the original committee’s codification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that India ratified in 2007.

25 October 2013

Advocate’s wheelchair stolen, police indifferent: A differently-abled Madras HC advocate’s Rs 20,000 wheelchair was stolen inside the Madras HC premises three weeks ago but the police refused to even register an FIR for his complaint and a senior official asked him to get a new wheelchair, alleged the advocate. He’s now appealing to the court registrar for help [Deccan Chronicle]