Friday, February 6, 2009

People with Disability

According to the Human Rights estimation, there are about 60 million disabled persons, in the country belonging to various categories include blind, deaf, dumb, physically handicapped, mentally retarded and the mentally ill. In the Indian Context, the disabled suffer from social stigma of various degrees. The mental health Act of 1993 hasn’t came into force in all states. The parliament adopted the Persons with Disabilities Act in 1995.

While there have reservation, as seats in the Universities, schools but it’s very less in numbers. There have no any separate provisions for them in the country. Therefore the legislation largely remains merely on paper, despite its coming into force on 7th February, 1996. So the Indian Legislation most keep its eye to provide more basic rights to the persons with Disabled.

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