Urge government to incorporate their demands in amendments

Various organisations representing people with disabilities gathered at Town Hall here on Monday to demand immediate introduction of the ‘Rights of Persons with Disability Bill 2013’ in the Rajya Sabha.

The Bill, which was approved by the Cabinet in December, covers a range of issues including mental illness and multiple disabilities.

The protesters urged the government to introduce the bill in the next session after incorporating their demands in the amendments.

About 18 welfare organisations took part in the demonstration under the banner of Karnataka State Disabled and Caregivers Federation. Rashmi M.T., a member of the Association of People with Disabilities (APD), said the protesters had met with the Director of Department of Welfare of Disabled and Senior Citizens, Jayavibhava Swamy and Commissioner for Disabilities K.S. Rajanna to discuss their demands.

They also submitted a memorandum to Governor H. R. Bhardwaj, requesting him to communicate their demands to the Centre.

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