Volume 2 Issue 7 - April 01, 2004
Visibility in election manifestosDNIS News Network - India's disabled electorate has, so far, have been shrouded in a veil of invisibility - it is not mentioned in any election manifesto, polling booths are not accessible for them, and poll rhetoric simply ignores them, unaware of their very existence.
However, Disabled Rights Group's (DRG) campaign to make their voice heard has borne some fruit. The leader of the Opposition (Rajya Sabha), Manmohan Singh, has written to Javed Abidi, Convener, DRG and Executive Director, NCPEDP, assuring him that the Congress would "make every effort to reflect your concerns in our future ploy statements".
We reproduce some of Singh's comments:
"Many thanks for your letter... highlighting the problems of disabled persons for inclusion in our Election Manifesto.
"You have raised very legitimate concerns and I do not disagree about the priority attaching to these concerns. However, our Election Manifesto has already been published and we shall make every effort to reflect your concerns in our future policy statements.
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