DAA News Network

India: Mass demonstration of disabled people demand rights charter

Posted 28/4-10 at 21.09

On April 20th, the National Platform for the Rights of disabled people staged a protest outside the parliament building. Thousands of disabled Brinda Karatpeople came to demand social security, free healthcare and a separate ministry. Supported by Brinda Karat, a Communist Party MP from West Bengal, a charter of demands was presented to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Karat told protestors that, 'In the growth of the country is the growth of disabled people and in the growth of disabled is the growth of India.' She added that the prime minister had assured her during a meeting with a ten-person delegation of disabled people that his government would do everything to fulfill the demands in the charter.



No comments registered

Add your comment:

Written by: