People with disabilities also have the Right to Live with Dignity; Supreme Court

In February 2012, I have written an article Now it’s the turn of Airlines making my readers aware of the problems faced by passengers with disabilities then. One of the mention in that article was the SpiceJet probes offloading of disabled womanExternal Website. Jeeja Ghosh has reached supreme court taking the matter serious.

The supreme court yesterday has given its judgement asking SpiceJet Limited to compensate Jeeja Ghosh an eminent activist involved in disability rights, for forcibly de-boarding her by the flight crew, because of her disability.

SC has added that “There should be a full recognition of the fact that persons with disability were integral part of the community, equal in dignity and entitled to enjoy the same human rights and freedoms as others”.

Read the full judgement hereExternal Website.

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