Activists protest ‘denial of rights’ to disabled travellers


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Disability rights activists launched a sit-in demonstration here on Wednesday to protest against the “denial of basic human rights” to disabled citizens by airline staff following a recent incident where an air carrier’s ground crew allegedly restricted an autistic individual’s movement from Kolkata airport.
As many as 70 activists, under the Disability Activists Forum, West Bengal, said a 24-year-old autistic man, who had travelled from Delhi to Kolkata, was not allowed to board a flight from the eastern metropolis to Dhaka, Bangladesh. They staged their protest at the Netaji Subhas International Airport.

Source : http://www.thestatesman.com/news/bengal/activists-protest-denial-of-rights-to-disabled-travellers/121056.html

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