Petition against portrayal of stammering in movies

The Samvaad Institute of Speech and Hearing has launched a petition about the portrayal of stammering in the Indian movies and TV shows.

The petition has been address to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The petition states that the people who have the speech disability and stammer are not shown correctly in the media.

They should be shown in a positive way in movies and TV shows.

Some movies use stammering as comedy while some show that people with stammering cannot talk but need to sing to communicate.

People who have the speech issue need to be treated with dignity and respect.

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