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From Objects of Charity to Subjects with Rights

Empowerment of the Disabled

In the Jeeja Ghosh & Anr v Union of India & Ors (2012) case, which involved a passenger with cerebral palsy who was offloaded from the SpiceJet flight, the Supreme Court has highlighted two important rights of disabled travellers—accessibility and reasonable accommodation. As every country has a statutory as well as international obligation to ensure the right of disabled people to access in transport services, these rights have to be realised prior to the realisation of all other rights.


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Updated On : 24th Feb, 2017


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