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May 02, 2017
India's Disability Act gets delayed by over a month due to 'procedural lapse'The process for implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act has been delayed by over a month after the Social Justice Ministry, "in a procedural lapse", tried to notify the rules before the Act came into force.
Apr 25, 2017
SC tells states and UTs to 'scrupulously' follow law for disabled, seeks compliance reportsThe Supreme Court on Monday asked all states to scrupulously follow the 2016 law on the rights of persons with disabilities and submit a compl
Apr 25, 2017
India swaps 40-yr-old definition of blindness for WHO criteria: Move may allow blanket discrimination against visually impairedLast week, as per a notification issued by the Union Health Ministry, India embraced the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) definition of blindness, and changed its four-decade old criteria of what blindness should be. In the process, India would drastically bring down the number of people who will be considered ‘blind’ in the country.
Apr 06, 2017
Overcoming disability: How children with special needs found their place in Mumbai’s classroomsThe number of Indian children with special needs who are out of school is 594,000 (28.2 percent), compared to 6 million children or 2.9 percent of all children who are out of school.
Apr 05, 2017
No country for the disabled: Why almost half of Indians with special needs are illiterateAs things stand, 45% of India’s disabled population is illiterate, according to Census 2011, compared to 26% of all Indians.
Mar 31, 2017
BeachFest2017 launched in Goa for differently abled to take part in water sportsAt BeachFest2017, wheelchair users can now take part in water sports such as aquatic beach chair, beach bowling, wheelchair cricket, kite flying, sand castle competitions, and wheelchair dancing.
Mar 23, 2017
Spanish Para-Badminton International: Unseeded Sukant Kadam clinches double bronzeUnseeded para shuttler, Sukant Kadam, upset the form book by clinching the singles and doubles bronze medals in the recently-concluded Spanish Para-Badminton International 2017 held at Pabellón Municipal Alcudia, Majorca, Spain.
Mar 08, 2017
International Women's Day 2017: How women with disabilities are fighting to be acceptedAnita Ravindra, a Mysore school teacher with multiple disabilities faced sexual harassment and discrimination at the hands of two male colleagues and the school principal for three years before she decided to file a complaint.
Mar 01, 2017
Deaf, mute and their right to education: Despite an 8-lakh strong population, no junior or senior college caters to themVaishali, 41 years old and Santosh Nade 42 years old, both deaf and dumb, live in one room of 20 by 20 feet in Nashik. Both of them have studied till XII but could not secure job anywhere till now.
Feb 15, 2017
National Anthem row: In times of jingoistic paranoia, 'inherent nationalism' can even overcome physical disabilityHome ministry must think that if it does not control the posture of the disabled during National Anthem, then the internal security of India is threatened.