PIL in Supreme Court laments discrimination against Leprosy patients

Leprosy

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Central Government in a public interest litigation filed by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, raising the issue of discrimination meted out to leprosy patients.

Senior Advocate Raju Ramachandran, appearing for Vidhi, submitted that at least one hundred and nineteen statutes (both Central and State) discriminate against leprosy patients and that the same violate of Articles 14, 19 and 21 . . .

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