- 28 Jul 2021
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UP Population Control Bill Promotes Stereotypes Against Disabilities
The two-child norm of the Bill shall not apply in circumstances in which one or both of the children born to the couple has/have a disability. This means a child with disabilities simply does not count as a child
This opinion was published in The Wire on July 28, 2021.
About the Authors
Rahul Bajaj is Senior Resident Fellow, Partnerships, in the Research Director’s Office. He manages Vidhi’s partnerships with academic institutions, think-tanks and other mutually beneficial partnerships. He also works on developing grassroot networks and collaborative partnerships in select areas of Vidhi’s work. He is responsible for coordinating research work in the Research Director’s Office, in particular on Vidhi’s research projects related to COVID-19. Rahul studied law at the University of Nagpur, graduating as the gold medallist in the university. After working at Trilegal, Delhi’s disputes practice for a year, he pursued his postgraduate legal education at the University of Oxford, as a Rhodes Scholar. On returning to India, Rahul clerked for Supreme Court judge D. Y. Chandrachud before joining Vidhi.
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