Wednesday, May 09, 2007

SC orders govt to protect disabled's rights

The Supreme Court issued a mandamus to the government to protect the rights of physically challenged people by managing their access to the public services and constructing disabled-friendly buildings.In response to a writ petition filed on behalf of disabled, blind, mentally retarded and deaf persons, the division bench comprising justices Kedar Prasad Giri and Khil Raj Regmi ordered the concerned authority to submit a report about the progress of work regarding the access of disabled persons to public facilities in every six months to the SC, according to a press statement issued by Pro Public Tuesday.

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