Madras High Court declines to entertain PIL challenging use of "Divyang" to refer to persons with disability

"While the effort of the petitioner is appreciated ... greater emphasis should be on the effective measures by the State rather than following the fad of political correctness", the Court said.
Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy
Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy

The Madras High Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition challenging the use of the Hindi expressions "divyang" and "divyangjan" to refer to persons with disabilities, which the petitioner claimed was derogatory (M Karpagam v. The Chief Commissioner and ors).

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