Indian disabled protest against robbers

PATNA, 10 Sep 2009:  Disabled campaigners in eastern India on Tuesday defended parking their wheelchairs on a busy rail track as trains sped towards them. The 12 demonstrators wheeled themselves onto the line in the…

World disability rights meeting at Pittsburgh

June 17, 2009.   Disability rights leaders from the European Union and around the United States met on the University of Pittsburgh campus to discuss a United Nations treaty on the rights of people with disabilities…

Disabled, but ready to decide India's future

KOLKATA: Saswati Acharya has had a voting card for 16 years but never cast a ballot. That's true for 35-year-old Jija Ghosh, 42-year-old Kuhu Das  and nearly 25 lakh adults, who have voting rights without…

Rights violations against disabled and untouchables

Human rights violation continues unabatedMYSORE: Protection of human rights in the country has remained only on papers. Regrettably, over 28 crore people are being ill-treated in India as they are considered untouchables, said Mahajana's College…

UP State HRC notice to govt on plight…

LUCKNOW: Taking suo motu cognizance of the report "Abandoned To Fate" published in The Times of India (TOI) on Wednesday highlighting the plight of mentally retarded and multi-disabled destitute and lack of facilities such as…

The courage of conviction

From getting polling sheets for the blind in Braille to special buses for the handicapped, Nilesh Singhit has been succesfully championing rights of the challenged.Avantika Bhuyan Pune, January 22: THE COUNTRY’S first comprehensive headcount of…