DEHRADUN: Disabled persons in Uttarakhand have demanded national and state commissions for persons with disabilities, in order to protect their rights. The demand, they said, has arisen in the wake of escalating cases of heinous crimes against disabled children in the country and discrimination against the disabled, particularly the hearing and speech impaired.
Speaking on behalf of the 2.68 crore disabled citizens of India, those in Uttarakhand have claimed that the Centre’s categorization of all physical problems under ‘disability’ was incorrect. “Each disability has a different kind of pain that comes with it, and different need.
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