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Indian NGOs fear official report on implementing Convention could be a whitewash

Posted 26/1-10 at 00.08

Some Indian NGOs have raised serious questions about how the country's UNCRPD implementation report is being put together.

An activist from Karnataka said, "If we raise questions we are brushed aside as troublemakers." He pointed out that there had been no independent verification of the claims made by state disability commissioners.

Indhumadhi Rao, Regional Advisor for CBR (Community-Based Rehabilitation )Network for SAARC, said that although the state of Karnataka reported 5,828 disabled rehabilitation workers had been appointed, there was little evidence of this on the ground. Furthermore, she claimed that the numbers they claim to have benefited from their programmes are far in excess of the number of disabled persons in the state.




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