Protest march in J&K over delay in implementation of RPWD 2016, allege bias

The Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association took out a protest march in Srinagar on Monday. The protest was over the delay in the passage of RPWD 2016 in the state.

Hundreds of people with disabilities, as well as activists took part in the demonstration and raised slogans.

The protestors said that disabled people in other parts of India were given equal rights, but that the population in J&K were ignored and discriminated.

The J&K government had held two meetings last year and it was decided that a census of disabled people in the state will be conducted.

This was to be done to ensure that adequate jobs are created for people with disabilities in the state.

However, the government has not yet taken any action and rate of unemployment among the disabled people in the valley remains high.

The protesters demanded job recruitment for disabled people in government and private sector.

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