Friday Lecture on Vikash Kumar v. UPSC (Disability Rights Jurisprudence) by NLS Diversable Alliance [Mar 19]: Register Now!

NLS Diversable Alliance (NLS DA) is inviting you to the Friday Lecture on the judgment rendered in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC and Ors. on 11th February 2021, scheduled to be held on March 19th. The topic is reflective of the metamorphosis of the disability rights jurisprudence of India.

About NLS Diversable Alliance

NLS Diversable Alliance (NLS DA) is a student collective that works towards promoting the interests of students with disabilities at NLSIU and beyond.

About the Lecture

As a part of the Friday Lecture Series, the student organization invites you to a discussion on the judgment rendered in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC and Ors. on 11th February 2021. The judgment recognizes and amplifies the right to reasonable accommodation and roots it in the constitution. It is reflective of the metamorphosis of the disability rights jurisprudence of India, which is why it is imperative to discuss its implications and the gaps that are yet to be filled.

The discussion will be led by Prof. Rahul Singh, Ms. Sanchita Ain, and Prof. Sanjay Jain.

About the Speakers

Prof. Rahul Singh

Professor Rahul Singh is currently a (senior) Associate Professor of Law at NLSIU. Professor Singh teaches competition law, law-and-economics, regulation, WTO, and jurisprudence. As a visiting professor, he has lectured at Harvard Law School (USA), University of California at Berkeley (USA), University of Florida Levin College of Law (USA), University of Oxford (UK), Deakin University (Australia), and the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (India).

Ms. Sanchita Ain

Ms. Ain is an Advocate-on-Record in the Supreme Court of India. She holds the prestigious LLM degree in International Human Rights Law with distinction from the University of Essex. She is an I Can Lead Fellow, India’s first national leadership program for women with disabilities. She assisted the court during the course of hearings in Vikash Kumar v. UPSC.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Jain

Prof Dr. Jain is an associate professor at ILS, Pune. He has expertise in Comparative Constitutional Law, International Economic Law, and disability rights jurisprudence. His scholarship has attained international and national recognition. He has authored over 5 books and numerous articles on constitutional law and disability law.

Event Details

  • Date: 19th March 2021
  • Day: Friday
  • Time: 5 PM
  • Link to the zoom meeting: Given at the end of this post
  • Meeting ID: 959 3854 4539
  • Passcode: 547502

Contact Details

In case of any queries, write to nlsda[at]


Click here for the registration link.


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