Physically challenged seek protection against PSA
Srinagar, Mar 9: The physically challenged people across the state have sought recommendation of special bench of judges and protection against Public Safety Act in the final draft of Disability Act bill 2011.
At a two-day state level “Consultation on draft of persons with Disabilities Act 2011”, different groups and associations of handicapped persons working in the state put forth their recommendations to be incorporated in the final draft of the Act.
The programme was organised by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), an NGO providing free legal aid in association with Humanity Welfare Helpline (HWH) an NGO working for the welfare of disabled community. “Special bench of judges for cases of disabled persons and protection against PSA should be incorporated in the final draft of the Act,” said a resident of Chadoora.
Demanding special schools for disabled children in all the regions of the state, he said, “The license of any school demanding capitation fee should be cancelled.” Most of the participants emphasized that upper age limit for the disabled should be enhanced to 35 years.
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