Archive | September 9, 2014

Ethics for an Individual and Society

Who is a Morally Educated Person??

It is not necessary that a person with a traditional moral upbringing will be moral. Morality, to some extent, is independent of tradition and customs. A person who is told about what to do/not do, cannot be an autonomous rational being. Morality cannot be objective and universal. It has to be derived by each individual, according to the time and circumstances before him. Read More…

Disability Bill

The Union Cabinet approved the Rights of Persons with Disability Bill, 2013. However, there have been some controversy regarding the matter of the Bill.

Earlier, India had ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD) in 2007. Since then, there have been efforts to enact a law for the same. The essence of the bill lies in the respect of the autonomy and dignity for all persons with disability.

The Bill was originally formed after a thorough pre-legislative deliberative process with several civil society organizations. However, the Bill approved by the Cabinet is in no way related to the one finalized through deliberations.

The Controversy

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