Affirmative action for social inclusion of people affected by leprosy

The Supreme Court of India Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud had passed two orders in 2018 directing the Central and state governments to take certain steps for eliminating discrimination and promoting social inclusion of people affected by leprosy.

Leprosy is no more a ground for divorce in India!

Here’s is encouraging news in the fight for reinstating human dignity and equality for people affected by leprosy in India!

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights,” nevertheless, there remains a plethora of discriminatory laws and practices in India that make people affected by leprosy unequal citizens of the country – we have identified 119 laws and provisions in India discriminating against them.