Disabled from state to march to CMs residence today to press for demands

Disabled persons from across the state will march from Sant Tukaram samadhi at Dehu to Chief Minister's residence in Mumbai on Monday to pressurise the state government to fulfill their long-pending demands. Prahar Apang Kranti Andolan, an association working for welfare of the disabled, has organised the march.

"We have launched a 'save disabled persons movement'. The physically challenged have been suffering for ages owing to the callous attitude of the government and general disregard of the society. The government is failing to fulfill their basic needs," said Bacchhu Bhau Kadu, MLA and founder of the Prahar Arpan Kranti Andolan.

Their demands are opening a separate hostel for disabled in each district, establishing an art development centre for disabled, opening separate wards and care centres for mentally challenged, providing financial assistance for marriage of disabled couples on the lines of assistance provided to SC and ST.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.