Persons With Disabilities Act, 1995: Landmark Judgments Between 1996 And 2007

The inclusion of disability as a subject matter of law and policy is a relatively recent development in India. An analysis of some landmark judgments delivered by the appellate courts between 1996 and 2007 under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act highlights the central characteristics of disability jurisprudence. This analysis provides an insight into the violations faced by persons with disabilities and the nature of litigation coming under the disability laws. It draws attention to the changing understandings of the notions of disability and personhood in society.

The image below is a submission by Akshay Trilokinath Maurya (, selected as part of a special call for submissions in December 2022. Based on the article Disability Law in India: Paradigm Shift or Evolving Discourse? by Renu Addlakha and Saptarshi Mandal, the image highlights the landmark judgements between 1996 and 2007 under the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995.