Disability rights group asks Manguesh temple officials to issue an apology

The Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG) proved that the Manguesh Temple officials' claim on availability of wheelchair facility is false.

The association also protested the management's decision of not allowing personal wheelchairs inside the temple.

On 17 October, a 17-year-old disabled girl from Mumbai named Sanika Keskar, was not allowed to enter the temple as she was on her own wheelchair.

Sanika's mother Shubhada started an online campaign against the temple management.

After meeting Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, the temple officials claimed that they have made a wheelchair facility available since 2004 for physically disabled devotees to use.

They also claimed that Sanika's family has not filed any oral or written complaint with the temple management yet.

The DRAG has requested Manohar Parrikar to tell the temple committee to give a public apology to Sanika and her family and also make the temple accessible for disabled people within six months.

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