Specially-Abled Persons Protest In Srinagar

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Demand Implementation Of RPDA 2016

Srinagar- Specially-abled persons on Thursday held a demonstration in Srinagar, demanding implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (RPDA), 2016 in Jammu and Kashmir.

On international day of persons with disabilities, scores of specially-abled persons assembled at Press Enclave in Srinagar and held a protest to press for their demands to be fulfilled.

Holding placards and banners, which read, ‘we want justice’, the protestors demanded implementation of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 in Jammu and Kashmir, including reservation in jobs.

The demonstrators also highlighted other issued confronted by them. “There are seats reserved for specially-abled persons in buses, but no one adheres to that those guidelines. We don’t have railway cards, which entities us for a rebate in fare. We have been running for pillar to post to get the railway card. The officials send us from one department to another…,” a protestor said.

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