PATNA: Seeking a dignified and decent life, persons with disabilities (PwDs) have approached political parties with their wish list ignored for decades. In Bihar, of more than 18 lakh PwDs, 7.5 lakh or 40% are women.
A predominantly caste-ridden state, the status of women in Bihar is inferior when compared to men. In families, the responsibility of taking care of a disabled person often lies with women that considerably limits their freedom and stops them from taking part in other activities.
Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/Specially-abled-see-a-ray-of-hope-in-election/articleshow/48918251.cms