India Disability News

India – Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:23
When she was 13, Razia (not her real name), who has an intellectual disability and difficulties in speaking, was raped by her brother’s tutor in 2014. Razia is still awaiting compensation she was awarded by the district legal services authority in ...

No Wheelchair, Woman Carries Husband On Her Back To Office To Get A Disability Certificate

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 07:04
In a shocking case of apathy by government officials, a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was seen carrying her disabled husband on her back to a government office to get a disability certificate. The woman, identified as Bimala had to resort the desperate ...

Women, girls with disabilities who survive sexual violence face more barriers to get justice: Study

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:48
The report, titled Invisible Victims of Sexual Violence: Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities in India, pointed out that India has made significant legal reforms after the 2012 Delhi gangrape, which speed up trials and ensure stricter ...

Mathura: CMO issues disability certificate after wife carries husband on back

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:44
Mathura [UP], Apr 4 (ANI): In a disheartening incident, a woman was seen carrying her differently-abled husband on her shoulders to obtain a disability certificate from the CMO office. Gurugram (Haryana) [India], Apr 4 (ANI): Here comes a bad news for meat ...

Woman carried husband on back for days, finally got disability certificate for him

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 06:41
Free wheelchair from govt hospital requires disability certificate and Vimla has been doing rounds of health centre for months to get one. Vimla Devi carrying her husband Badan Singh on her back in Mathura. (Photo: ANI | Twitter) Mathura: The past few ...

Sad but true: Woman carries husband on her back to get disability certificate

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 05:27
Mathura: In a sad incident, a woman had to carry her disabled husband on her back to CMO's office in order to get a disability certificate. The woman, Vimala, is a resident of Mathura, UP. As there was no wheel-chair to take him to the photo studio ...

Mathura: CMO issues disability certificate after wife carries husband on

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 04:40
Mathura [UP]: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) on Wednesday issued a disability certificate to the man who was carried by his wife on her back to the CMO office. Earlier, it was reported that a woman was seen carrying her differently-abled husband on her ...

Shocking apathy: Woman carries husband on back to get disability certificate

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 02:30
New Delhi: A shocking example of India's absolutely pathetic lack of infrastructure ... husband on her back when she went to the District Magistrate's office to obtain a disability certificate. Bimla had gone to the DM's office to get a disability ...

NMC to conduct survey of people with disabilities

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 23:37
Nagpur: The Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s social welfare department is all set to carry out a survey to identify persons with disabilities, informed women and child welfare consultative committee chairperson Pragati Patil here on Tuesday. Patil ...

Mumbai: Medical student questions state panel to assess intellectual disability

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 20:56
A medical student has approached Bombay High Court questioning the state government in appointing All India Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AIIPMR) as a medical board to assess Intellectual Disability (ID) for the purpose of admission to ...

Woman in UP carries handicapped husband on shoulders to get disability certificate made

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 16:04
When the woman went to the CMO's office to get a disability certificate made for her husband, they were asked to get a photograph clicked. As there was no tricycle to take him to the photo studio. This is when Vimla lifted her husband on her back and took ...

Supreme Court dilutes SC/ST Act: A legislative history of India's attempts (and failures) to protect the downtrodden

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 06:05
A study by the National Law School, Bengaluru however concluded that the legislation was unclear in the goals it wanted to achieve — "whether the Act exists merely to remove specific disabilities symptomatic of untouchability or whether it makes a ...

People with disabilities resort to semi-clad protest to assert their rights

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 16:33
Aurangabad: Hundreds of people with disabilities on Monday took to the streets, semi-clad, to demand release of funds reserved for them in the budget of local bodies. Activists also demanded implementation of schemes available for people with disabilities.

Qutub Minar Will Light Up Blue For A Cause India Needs To Pay Attention To Now

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 06:03
what the organisation envisions primarily is ensure that the kids are seen and heard in the society and not shunned for their disability. To know more about ACE, you can check their website or Facebook page. You can write to ACE at archana.nayar@ace-india ...

Chennai advocacy group launches devices for people with disabilities

Mon, 02/04/2018 - 04:05
CHENNAI: Two low-cost devices that enable people with motor disabilities to access and use electronic and tech devices were launched by a city-based advocacy group for People with Disabilities (PwD). Aimed at increasing self-sufficiency among people with ...

City advocacy group launches devices for people with disabilities

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 18:03
Chennai: Two low-cost devices that enable people with motor disabilities to access and use electronic and tech devices were launched by a city-based advocacy group for People with Disabilities (PwD). Aimed at increasing self-sufficiency among people with ...

Guidelines of Delhi high court for assessment of functional disability in case of motor accident

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 08:38
Pest Control (India) Ltd. - 1995 (1) SCC 551 and Baker v ... relating to loss of future earnings on account of permanent disability, future medical expenses, loss of amenities (and/or loss of prospects of marriage) and loss of expectation of life.

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