Physically-disabled demanded provision in education bill

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New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): Hundreds of physically-disabled people staged a demonstration here, demanding provision for the differently abled in the new education bill.

Right to Education bill was presented in the Lok Sabha on Thursday (July 30).

Activists of the Disabled Rights Group, the NGO which mobilized the march, said the attitude of the Human Resource Development and Education Minister Kapil Sibal was indifferent.

"His behaviour was not very good, he was not prepared to listen to our voice and give it a thought. He said that he cannot stop this bill," said Javed Abidi, convener, Disabled Rights Group.

India's disabled population varies from a low of two per cent given officially to as high as eight per cent estimated by some NGOs, the wide variance attributed to the level of disability. (ANI)

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