No schemes implemented for disabled people in Punjab & Haryana, courts intervene

Over 3 years back, the courts of Punjab, Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh had asked the state governments to provide details about disabled people who were abandoned and not involved any crime.

However, the authorities are yet to provide any details about it till date. Now, the Punjab and Haryana High Courts have asked authorities to provide a final report by 27 April 2018.

On 15 January in 2015, courts had asked the two states and Chandigarh to provide certain information regarding disabled people who were abandoned, and have not committed any crimes.

Many disabled people are abandoned by their families. They are seen wandering on the streets with no income to survive.

The courts have now asked the authorities to respond immediately in the matter.

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