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SC asks Centre to look into Plight of Leprosy Patients

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra has directed the Centre to respond within eight weeks to a PIL calling for the repeal of 119 Central and State laws that discriminate against those afflicted with leprosy. Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, which filed the PIL, said the laws discriminate against leprosy in five major ways, including…

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