Disabled girl not allowed to enter temple

A disabled girl was not allowed to enter the Mangueshi temple in north Goa on Monday.

The girl named Sanika Keskar, uses a wheelchair to move around. When she reached the temple with her parents, the trustee of the Mangueshi temple did not let her go inside.

The parents of the disabled girl have lodged a police complaint over the issue.

The trustee told them that since the wheelchair is a vehicle, it cannot be allowed inside the premises of the temple.

The matter has been raised as that of discrimination and abuse of physically challenged people in the country.

Such instances have been reported from other parts of the country as well.

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