Enforcing rights of the disabled


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The benefits and rights envisaged in the Persons with Disabilities Bill, 2016, must trickle down to the beneficiaries. The physically-challenged have waited and been discriminated against for long. The Government must not let them down
Sminu Jindal, managing director, Jindal SAW Ltd, and founder of the NGO, Svayam, which works to promote dignity of people with reduced mobility, writes in one of her blogs: “If you’ve ever accompanied an elderly person to a public building without a ramp, or given a hand to a pregnant lady who may need to hop off a bus, you’ll know what I am talking about. This is something I’ve been all too familiar with since the time I became a wheelchair-user at age 11. My father got a ramp built in my school so that I could attend my school like anybody else.”

Source : http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/oped/enforcing-rights-of-the-disabled.html

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