Dialogue On Vikash Kumar v. UPSC [19th March 2021]

The NLS Diversable Alliance (NLS DA) is a student collective that advocates the interests of students with disabilities at the NLSIU and beyond. As part of the Friday lecture series, the institution is organizing a discussion on the judgment in the Vikash Kumar v. UPSC and others case on February 11, 2021.

About the lecture:

Vikash Kumar’s judgment against UPSC and others recognizes and extends the right to reasonable accommodation and enshrines it in the constitution. It reflects the metamorphosis of Indian disability rights jurisprudence, so it is imperative to discuss its implications and the gaps that remain to be filled.

About the speakers:

  • Prof. Rahul Singh | A (Senior) Associate Professor of Law at NLSIU. Professor Singh teaches competition law, law and economics, regulation, WTO and case law. As a visiting professor he has lectured at Harvard Law School (USA), the University of California at Berkeley (USA), Levin College of Law (USA) at the University of Florida, the University of Oxford (UK), Deakin University (Australia ) and Deakin University (Australia) held Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (India).
  • Ms. Sanchita Ain | An attorney on record in the Supreme Court of India. She holds a prestigious LLM in International Human Rights Law with Honors from the University of Essex. She is an I Can Lead Fellow, India’s first national leadership program for women with disabilities. She supported the court during the Vikash Kumar v. UPSC hearings.
  • Prof. Dr. Sanjay Jain | An Associate Professor at ILS, Pune. He has specialist knowledge in the areas of comparative constitutional law, international business law and case law on disability rights. His scholarship has received international and national recognition. He has authored over 5 books and numerous articles on constitutional and disability law.

Event details

  • Date: March 19, 2021 (Friday)
  • Time: 5 p.m.
  • Click to link the meeting to zoom in
  • Meeting ID: 959 3854 4539
  • Passcode: 547502


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