Volume 9 Issue 4 - May 01, 2012
Haryana bans use of the word 'handicapped'
D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Haryana Government has banned the use of the expression 'handicapped' saying it violates and undermines the dignity of persons with disabilities.
An official spokesman said the expression 'handicapped' was against the spirit of the Constitution, the Disability Act of 1995, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (C.R.P.D.) to which India is a State party.
He said the use of such other expressions as 'differently-abled' would also be discouraged as such an expression harps more on the differentiality dimension whereas there was a need to promote the equality dimension.
Wherever such description is both necessary and relevant, such persons would be described as persons with disabilities or as persons with blindness, persons with speech and hearing impairment or persons with locomotor disability.
He said National Institutes like National Institute for the Visually Handicapped and National Institute for Hearing Handicapped should also be renamed appropriately.
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