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The recognition by Supreme Court to equate physical or mental disability with the social disability and experience of untouchability suffered by marginalised sections for centuries, although raises a question, is a laudable one. Critically analyze.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.

3. The recognition by Supreme Court to equate physical or mental disability with the social disability and experience of untouchability suffered by marginalised sections for centuries, although raises a question, is a laudable one. Critically analyze. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu The Hindu 

Why this question:

The Supreme Court, in a significant decision, has confirmed that persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in public employment and education. The Court has upheld a 2012 judgment of the Delhi High Court in Anamol Bhandari (minor) through his father/Natural Guardian v. Delhi Technological University in a significant decision.

Key demand of the question:

One must discuss about the recent decision by Supreme Court that persons suffering from disabilities are also socially backward and entitled to the same benefits of relaxation as Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates in public employment and education. Discuss about the pros and Cons of the decision and provide a way forward.

Directive word:

Critically analyze- here we have to examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts, and present them as a whole in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

write a few introductory lines about the ruling of the Supreme court.

Body:

Highlight the issues faced by the Disabled in accessing the education and public employment. Substantiate your argument by providing the supporting facts and figures.

Now discuss the pros and cons of the decision of equating physically/mentally disabled vis-à-vis the socially disabled.

Provide the measures that India must take to empower the disabled.

Conclusion:

based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.

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