Poor accessibility at places of worship in Delhi comes under the spotlight
Religion is a key part of life for many Indians. However, most places of worship in India are inaccessible to people with disabilities. This goes for most of our temples, gurdwaras, mosques and churches. Delhi seems to be moving in the right direction. The state is all set to make sure that all places of worship are made disabled-friendly at the earliest!
TD Dhariyal, the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities in Delhi has asked all district authorities to give him an audit of disabled-friendly places of worship in the state. The report will be submitted by the first week of July.
Dhariyal said that everyone has the right to worship and also visit places of worship. Nobody must be denied that right. In order to ensure that, the government will do all that it takes to make all places of worship disabled-friendly.
Some of the popular accessible places of worship in Delhi are Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Hanuman Mandir and Ganesh Mandir complexes, Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Bhoori Bhatyari Masjid.
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