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Lok Sabha passes bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce

The Human Rights Commission and judgements of various courts had also underlined the need to amend the laws to remove this discrimination.

published on : 7th January 2019

Google celebrates leprosy patient's saint Baba Amte's birth anniversary

At a time when Leprosy was a social stigma, Baba not only understood the pain the patients suffered but also gave them a socially dignified life.

published on : 26th December 2018

Anti-leprosy campaign to begin in dist tomorrow

As part of the campaign, 5,000 male and female volunteers will go door-to-door to identify people suffering from leprosy and providing them medical aid.

published on : 4th December 2018

Leprosy: Hide not behind the stigma, stand up and be counted

Volunteers will visit 6.83 lakh houses in the cities and 1.69 lakh houses in rural areas.

published on : 21st November 2018

Soon, campaign to detect, eradicate leprosy

The state government will soon begin a statewide campaign to detect and eradicate leprosy after the health department diagnosed a good number of the communicable disease in state.  

published on : 21st October 2018

SC asks Centre, states to consider framing rules for rehabilitation of leprosy patients

The court also asked the Centre and states to frame rules that public and private schools do not discriminate against children from leprosy affected families.

published on : 14th September 2018

Three key judgements expected today in the Supreme Court

The apex court may issue verdicts in these cases: removal of leprosy as grounds for divorce, a plea by former spy-accused ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan; and on the anti dowry harassment law.

published on : 14th September 2018

Leprosy: More a scourge of the mind

published on : 23rd August 2018

Bill in Lok Sabha to remove leprosy as a ground for divorce

The provision of leprosy as a ground for divorce was part of the laws because when these acts came into being, leprosy was incurable, states the bill.

published on : 10th August 2018

Cabinet nod to bill to remove leprosy as ground for divorce 

A senior Law Ministry functionary said here that the provision of leprosy as a grounds for divorce was part of the laws as when these acts came into being, leprosy was incurable.

published on : 1st August 2018

Did declaration of leprosy ‘elimination’ allow it to spread again?

Leprosy “eliminated” from India 13 years ago might just be quietly re-growing to pose a fresh challenge to the health system.

published on : 29th July 2018

Persons suffering from leprosy have right to live with human dignity: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday passed a slew of directions aimed at their rehabilitation and integration into society.

published on : 5th July 2018

Aphrodisiac stamens that help treat leprosy

Stamens are the male reproductive part a flower containing numerous pollen grains. 

published on : 18th April 2018

Aadhaar linkage not a must for leprosy patients: Maharashtra Minister

Maharashtra, social justice minister Rajkumar Badole confirmed at the Assembly that the linkage will not be mandatory for leprosy patients to avail various government subsidies.

published on : 22nd March 2018

Aristam ‘wine’ cures tooth ailments and dysentery

Aristam is a very familiar preparation in our traditional systems of medicine.

published on : 21st March 2018
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