The Spastics Society of Tamilnadu (SPASTN)

Constitutional Rights

The fundamental rights guaranteed for persons with disability under the constitution are:

 

Article 14 ensures that the State shall not deny to any person equality before the law or the equal protection of the laws within the territory of India.

 

Article 15 (1) enjoins on the government not to discriminate against any citizen of India (including the disabled) on the grounds of religion, race, caste, sex and place of birth.

 

Hence, the Constitution of India, under the above clauses guarantees that every disabled person has a right to education, freedom, and health just like any other citizen of India.