According to activist Satendra Singh, the termination of a campus recruit by a Noida-based cooperative due to his colour blindness is a violation of the new disability Act.
The new law has missed the opportunity to recognise the rights of students with disabilities to reasonable test-taking environments.
Satyadev Pachauri had insulted a Class IV employee over his disability. If convicted, he faces a six month to 5-year prison term.
The contentious clause allows establishments to discriminate against persons with disabilities if there is a “legitimate aim”.
Activists say exempting persons with disabilities is not the answer, but the law should take the reality into account and provide guidelines accordingly.
The new disabilities law mandates protection of employment and promotions. Will this be a test case for Modi to prove he is serious about disability rights?