Despite existing laws, why do persons with disabilities still fight for basic rights? Dr Seema Lal and Suchitra Narayan

As a result of a petition filed by Dr Seema Lal, the Supreme Court recently directed the Centre to coordinate with states and UTs and submit a status report on implementation of the RPwD Act.
Dr Seema Lal, Suchitra Narayan
Dr Seema Lal, Suchitra Narayan

In a recent case [Seema Girija Lal v. Union of India], the Supreme Court noted the poor implementation of the provisions of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 by states and union territories and directed them to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Act. The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been ordered to coordinate with all state governments and UT administrations and submit a status report to the Court before the next hearing.

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