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Protecting women with disabilities from violence

By Swagata Raha

Violence against women with disabilities can range from neglect to physical abuse to denying them even the traditional roles of marriage and childbearing. The Indian legal framework has to be strengthened to bring it in line with international legislations on the rights of disabled wo...

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Analysis

Towards a new disability policy

Towards a new disability policy

By Muralidharan

Census 2011 figures are likely to throw up more accurate figures for disabled population at around 9 crore. But the social justice ministry allocates only 10% of its budget to disability, and there are no moves to review the 2006 national policy

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Features

Disabled on an equal footing this election

By Shampa Sengupta

If Supreme Court guidelines are obeyed, the forthcoming Lok Sabha election will be a historic one. For the first time the poll process will be disabled-friendly, with ramps, separate queues and Braille-enabled voting machines that will allow disabled voters to enjoy the same rights...

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Books & Reports

My wheelchair flew like the wind

Disabled activist Naseema Hurzuk's story is representative of the trials and victories of millions of disabled people in India. In these excerpts from her book Naseema, The Incredible Story , she writes about Mohammed who has no hands but can hit a four in a cricket match, about wheelchair basketball ...

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Changemakers

Mirakles do happen!

By Indira Gartenberg

A courier service entirely run and staffed by the hearing-impaired? Is it a workable idea? Here's the remarkable story of just such a service surviving against all odds

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