Kozhikode

Denial of jobs to the disabled: rights panel seeks clarification

16 cases settled at adalat

The Kerala State Human Rights Commission will seek a clarification from the authorities on the alleged denial of job opportunities to people with disabilities.

The panel took a decision to this effect after receiving a complaint from the Malabar Association of the Deaf at a sitting chaired by judicial member P. Mohanadas here on Thursday. The association alleged that disabled persons were denied justice as rules were yet to be formed by the government to protect their rights. The court order ensuring 4% reservation in jobs too had not been implemented and even trained people were not getting jobs.

Mr. Mohanadas said the Commission could not intervene in the case involving the assault on a pregnant woman at Kodenchery in Kozhikode after which she lost the foetus. He pointed out that the Kerala State Commission for Minorities had intervened in the case.

The Commission sought a clarification from the Public Works Department after a bike traveller lodged a complaint seeking compensation after he fell into a drain and severely injured his leg. Mujeeb Rahman, a resident of Vellayil in Kozhikode, had fallen into the drain after he gave way to a car. Mr. Mohanadas said that the incident could not be termed an accident and action should be taken against the authorities if there were any discrepancy in laying slab over the drain.

As many as 121 cases were presented at the sitting of which 16 were settled. The next sitting will be held on January 16.

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