Candlelight Vigil Demands
A candlelight vigil was held at Bisra Chowk here on Sunday evening demanding enactment of Rights of Persons with Disability (PWD) Bill under the leadership of Manoj Kumar Biswal.
Biswal said that for the last six years disability right activists and groups across the country have been fighting to get the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill passed in the Parliament. But no tangible has happened as yet.
The Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment had assured us that the Bill would be introduced in the winter session of Parliament but the abrupt end of the Parliament session on December 18 prevented the Bill from being tabled, rued Biswal.
Biswal further urged all the political parties to come together and show political will in reconvening the Parliament January last or February fast and pass the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill in the two houses.