Category Archives: Discrimination on grounds of disabilities

Delhi Court issues landmark ‘ORDER’ to ensure accessibility at religious places for persons with disabilities as per “Guidelines for Making Religious Places Accessible” authored by Svayam

New Delhi, 16 October 2019, Wednesday While on 16th October, 2019, the Supreme Court completed the hearings on the Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid Case and reserved its verdict, another landmark Order on access to religious places for persons with disabilities … Continue reading

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How the corporate world can strive for real diversity and inclusivity at the workplace

By Ms. Sminu Jindal 01 July 2019 | New Delhi (This article appeared in The Mint, Delhi Edition on 01 July 2019) I was 21 when I was assigned to revive one of our plants. This was my first uphill … Continue reading

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Know your Rights and Duties during Air Travel from and within India

Dear Colleagues, If you are a person with reduced mobility or a person living with disabilities, you are entitled to certain rights that you should be aware of. Svayam occasionally come across incidents where people with reduced mobility, suffer at the hands … Continue reading

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Delhi’s Railway Stations continue to defy the Disability Act – remains inaccessible to disabled

Dear Friends, The Indian Railways has been continuously disregarding the access rights of persons with disabilities and the elderly and has not set its house in order even after nearly two decades of the passage of the Disabilities Act. Svayam … Continue reading

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