Disabled protest ‘Government inertia’


Srinagar, Dec 3: Persons with disability Monday protested against the J&K Government’s “failure” to address their problems. They observed the World Disability Day on Monday as a “Black Day.”
 Scores of disabled persons along with their relatives, friends and teachers Monday staged a peaceful protest demonstration at Press Enclave here against the state government’s ‘failure’ to provide education, health and employment to people with different disabilities. “These might be the basic issues but are of crucial importance,” said Javed Ahmad Tak, Chairman Humanity Welfare Organization Helpline, a non-governmental organization. “These are achievable goals and the government must take responsibility and fulfill them.”
 Several activists and disabled persons also tried to take out a protest rally to press for their demands. But police took many of them into custody while children were set free.
 The protesters were demanding implementation of a ‘clear plan of action’ on disability issues by the state government and allocation of 3 percent of its resources to the disabled. The other demands included introduction of Braille Education System from primary to university level in the State, reservations in government jobs, enhancement of monthly pension, concessions in payments of revenue to the government, setting up of Handicapped Advisory Board and providing prosthesis aid and artificial limbs to the disabled.
 “How long will it take the system to wake up to the demands of the disabled?” asked Dr Muhammad Maqbool, President of Disabled Rights Group, Voluntary Medicare Society.
 He said the United Nations Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the 11th Plan are not mere documents but policies that need to be actually implemented on ground.
 According to Census 2001, persons with disability constitute over 2% of the country's total population.

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