A seven-member delegation of the Disabled Rights Group (DRG) and the National Platform for the Rights of the Disabled (NPRD) met CPI(M) General Secretary Shri Prakash Karat today to garner support for the introduction and passage of the Disability Rights Bill when parliament is convened to pass the Vote on Account in late January/early February.
The delegation tried to impress upon the CPI(M) leader that though the process of drafting the new law started over four years back and has gone through various stages, the delay in introducing this legislation in the Parliament is inexplicable.
The delegation conveyed to Shri Prakash Karat that this extremely important piece of legislation must be taken up by both, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha for enactment.
The CPI(M) General Secretary who gave the delegation a patient hearing said that his party is for the speedy enactment of this legislation which spells out the rights of persons with disabilities. He offered the full support of the CPI(M) in Parliament in getting this important piece of legislation passed.
The DRG & the NPRD while thanking Shri Prakash Karat hope that other political parties will offer the same amount of support for the speedy enactment of the Disability Rights Bill.
The members of the delegation who called upon Shri Prakash Karat were: Javed Abidi (Convener, DRG), Muralidharan (Secretary, NPRD), Syamala Gidugu (AADI), Merry Barua (Action for Autism), Radhika Alkazi (Aarth-Aastha), Zorin Singha & Anuj Jain (National Association of the Deaf) and Dipendra Manocha (National Association for the Blind).