Recently, the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment put out a proposal on its website for the amendments to the RPWD Act, 2016. Activists have urged the government not to go ahead with the proposed amendments to the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 to decriminalize minor offences, saying these will nullify the "little achievements" gained over the years and negatively impact people with disabilities. On 1 July 2020, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment sent a proposal to seven NGOs proposing that penal provisions under Sections 89, 92 and 93 of the Act be amended. This move was slammed by various activists and disability population declaring such a move to be anti-disability approach.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.thelawbug.com/disability-rights/