MAHA RALLY IN DELHI ON 3RD FEBRUARY FOR THE SPEEDY ENACTMENT OF THE NEW DISABILITY RIGHTS LAW.
Thousands of people gathered at India Gate, New Delhi on 3rd February, 2014 to create pressure on the Government and the Opposition to ensure tabling and passage of the Disability Rights Bill.
More than 30,000 disabled people gathered with just one hope in their heart, that the Disability Rights Bill is enacted into a law and that the disabled citizens of India do not have to wait another 2 or 3 or 5 years to get their most basic rights.
WFD message for Indian Deaf Community in support of unity and campaign for RPWD2013
India has about 18m+ deaf and 40m hard of hearing people. Yet, little is being done for education, employment, and other rights of this huge population.
India arguably has the largest deaf population in the world, but it is said that the number of certified interpreters are 250 for 18 million deaf people! Sign language is still not an officially recognized language in the country. The country has no captions on television, no instructions for deaf people at public places, no TTY, no instruction through sign language in deaf schools and no deaf college or a university for deaf people.
A.S.Narayanan explains about the process of the RPWD