In a writ petition filed by sixteen students seeking implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, Allahabad High Court on Wednesday allowed the State government to file its response and listed the matter on 01.02.2021.
The Bench directed the District Social Welfare Officer to inspect all Government Buildings in Prayagraj.
The petitioners who are students from different colleges sought complete implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act and adherence to directions given by the Apex Court in Rajiv Raturi vs Union of India & Ors.
Before approaching the Court, the petitioners inspected eight buildings occupied by different government organisations and found that the buildings had no amenities or facilities for disabled persons.
Hon’ble Court granted time to counsel appearing for respondents 1, 2 and 3 to file their response and posted the matter for further hearing.
Title: Shabih Fatima & Ors vs the State of UP
Case No.: PIL No.4 of 2021
Date of Order:08.01.2021
Coram: Hon’ble Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Hon’ble Justice Shyam Shamsher