Volume 9 Issue 6 - June 01, 2012
Deaf person can give testimony, says Supreme CourtD.N.I.S. News Network, India: A bench of the Supreme Court of India has ruled that a deaf person can be a credible witness and that testimony does not necessarily have to be spoken. It can be given through signs and in writing. The Supreme Court also quoted the Evidence Act which, under Section 119, now mentions that a person unable to speak can use signs or write his or her testimony that will be deemed as oral evidence, if made in open court.
The bench comprising Justices B.S. Chauhan and Dipak Misra was hearing an appeal against a Rajasthan High Court decision which freed a man accused of murder based on the testimony of the victim’s wife who is deaf. While upholding the judgement, the bench disagreed with the observations made against the testimony of a deaf person in a criminal case.
DNIS is produced and managed by:
National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People
Screening Guidelines to be followed by CISF Security Staff for Passengers with Disabilities at Indian Airports
Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill
Mental Health Care Bill
CRPD Monitoring Report
20 Stories of Change(book)
- List of Awardees 2015 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (2.7 MB)
- List of Awardees 2014 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1 MB)
- List of Awardees 2013 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (1.44 MB)
- List of Awardees 2012 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (804 KB)
- List of Awardees 2011 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (864 KB)
- List of Awardees 2010 :NCPEDP MPHASIS Universal Design Awards (623 KB)
SHELL HELEN KELLER AWARDS
NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Awardees 2013
- “There needs to be clear distinction between an activity centre and a vocational course”: Thilakam Rajendran
- Indigo humiliates U.N. Special Rapporteur on Disability, refuses an aisle chair!
- More than half of seats reserved for students with disabilities in I.I.T.s go vacant!
- Sharath Gayakwad first Indian swimmer to qualify for Paralympics
- Deaf person can give testimony, says Supreme Court
- Bachelor and Diploma programmes in Education to include modules on disability
- Delhi University does away with medical board for disabled aspirants
- Disability finds no mention in India’s Universal Periodic Review
- L.C.D. and Accenture launch job portal for people with disabilities
- Study reveals disability a focus among corporates in Asia-Pacific
- Rajasthan Government directs officials to ensure public buildings are disabled friendly
Disability News and Information Service is produced and managed by: