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Volume 2 Issue 8

April 15, 2004

Feature


  • Accessibility to elections: A global overview
    India is far from being the only country where just getting to a polling station in order to cast a vote can be an impossible feat. Elections throughout the world are a challenge for people with disabilities.

Interview


  • Enabling act
    He is a man who says: 'Where there is a will, there is a way.' For years he has never tired of fighting for the cause of India's 60 million disabled people. His efforts, and his colleagues' timely help, led to the passing of the 1995 Disability Act. He speaks of disabled people as an invisible minority: not as subjects of charity or sympathy but as productive and resourceful people, able to contribute to the country's exchequer. A lone crusader of sorts, he is now engaged in a battle with the Election Commission to make the poll process disabled-friendly. He is also ready to stand as a Lok Sabha candidate from New Delhi constituency, unmindful of winning or losing but certain to send a clear message across the board. Meet Javed Abidi, Executive Director of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) and Convenor, Disabled Rights Group (DRG), who spoke about the course and direction of the nascent disabled movement to Syed Sultan Kazi, the day before DRG planned a gherao of the office of the Election Commission on April 2.

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