Delhi High Court
Case BriefsHigh Courts

The mere usage of the word “parent”, “relative” or “any person” in Section 14 of National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 does not convince this Court to conclude that a non-citizen could also claim a right to be appointed as a guardian of a person with a disability. Neither of those three expressions can be possibly understood as constituting a legislative intent to recognise foreign nationals as being entitled to be appointed as guardians.

Case BriefsSupreme Court

“… while the stigma and discrimination against persons with mental health disorders are rampant in society, as the highest constitutional court of the country, it falls upon us to ensure that societal discrimination does not translate into legal discrimination.”