Tributes paid to India disability activist Javed Abidi


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Tributes have been paid to Javed Abidi, the prominent Indian disability activist who has died, aged 53.Mr Abidi led a major protest in 1995 that led to the passing of a landmark disability law in the same year.
He was born with spina bifida – a condition where the spine and spinal cord do not develop properly – and was treated for several years.India is notoriously disabled-unfriendly, in terms of infrastructure, attitudes and policy.

Source : http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43283337

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