• Research/Scholar Paper name – A Jurisprudence of Dysfunction
  • Author: Ankit Kumar 
  • Institution: University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
  • Affiliation: Centre for Study of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Date of Publication: 25/09/2021


Disability is an idea that is deciphered and perceived by different social philosophers, social workers and jurists remembering the innate way of thinking of the term in its genuine term. In spite of the fact that the expression “disability” conveys with it the supposition of a need or inadequacy whether physical, mental or tactile in regard of certain individuals yet there are heaps of examples that occasionally these individuals sustained themselves as a diversely abled individual by their intelligence or uplifting perspectives and standpoint towards life.

Since the team disability implies a lack or impairment, whether emotional, physical, mental or tangible, it has been characterized fundamentally as far as a clinical deficiency. In any case, it must be recognized that the word disability is itself not a monolithic concept, encompassing a wide range of physiological differences, physical impairments, sensory disabilities, and mental or learning deficiencies. Disability has been perceived as a basic human rights issue in the worldwide field, with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Disabled Persons concentrating emphasis on the needs of disabled people around the world.

Around 70 million disabled individuals spread across India keep on being treated like peasants. For the isolation, separation and inequality are standards as opposed to special cases. They are commonly regarded as symbols of charity and welfare as the world goes about trampling their most fundamental human rights while being confronted with obstacles erected by stereotyped attitudes.

As a result, disabled people rights and laws must be considered and researched from various viewpoints, including human rights and other various laws in India in other to reduce the gap between the differently-abled and abled person attainment of persona and dignity in the true sense of the terms.

In this report, the researcher focuses on the various legal provisions and laws in our country and conducts a systematic analysis towards the advancement of the lawful status of disabled people in India.

A Jurisprudence of Dysfunction

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