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Paralympians wish for equal respect and chance

After their success in the Rio Games this year, Indian para-athletes have requested the government for proper jobs and equality in recognition, cash awards, and facilities with able-bodied athletes.

Paralympic participants like Farman Basha and Amit Kumar Saroha have said they have not got a single job from anywhere even after participating in many Paralympic games.

They say that is not the case with able-bodied athletes who get awards and sponsors after taking part in just one Olympic games.

Para-athletes won four medals at the Rio games.

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