Orders DU for Disability Inclusivity

Recently, the Delhi High Court Orders DU for Disability Inclusivity and showed empathy towards visually impaired female Professor. She was facing eviction from her allocated hostel. The woman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts. She is grappling with accommodation challenges due to her physical disability.

Challenges Faced by the Visually Impaired Teacher:

The High court learned that the professor had an alternative accommodation. However, the current state of the proposed space poses difficulties for immediate relocation. There are absence of doors in the bathroom and inadequate latches on the entry door. It hinders a seamless transition for the visually impaired teacher.

The petitioner’s legal representative has presented a list. It contains all essential civil works required in the new premises. Justice Subramonium Prasad gave an order issued on February 13. This Orders DU for Disability Inclusivity in holistic sense.  Justice Subramonium Prasad mandated that the university finish the required civil works. Also, it is to be within a stipulated timeframe of four weeks. This directive aims to address the essential modifications necessary. It is for the visually impaired teacher’s alternative accommodation.


Resolution and Court’s Directives:

As per the petition, the visually impaired teacher received an eviction notice on October 3, 2023. It stated the necessity of the accommodation for the warden. The court acknowledged that an alternative residence in Maurice Nagar. Justice Prasad directed the teacher to vacate her current premises by March 15. It will allow for the completion of the necessary civil works.

The court granted the teacher ten days to submit a representation to the university. It was to be done in response to property use and occupation charges. The court stressed that the university needs to be understanding and considerate. It gave the reason as well. Due to the petitioner’s complete visual impairment and the difficulties she faces, there should be ease in steps. It urged the university to adopt a sympathetic approach in dealing with the matter. It must take into account the unique challenges posed by her condition. The court recognizes the specific needs and hurdles of a visually impaired individual. This underscores the court’s call for the university to approach the situation with empathy. Acknowledging the distinct challenges faced by the petitioner. The directive implies a need for special consideration and support. It tailored to accommodate the visual impairment of the petitioner. Overall, the court is urging a compassionate response from the university. It was to address the challenges faced by the visually impaired petitioner.

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In conclusion, the Delhi High Court said that Delhi University should be more understanding. It should be considerate in dealing with the situation. It was about the case of a visually impaired woman teacher facing eviction. It reflects a commitment to ensuring fair treatment for individuals with physical disabilities. As the legal proceedings unfold, we hope the university will focus on well-being and accommodation. It will need the visually impaired teacher, to align with principles of empathy and inclusivity. The university is expected to take into account the unique challenges. To make decisions that prove a commitment to empathy and inclusivity.


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