Historic Gathering At India Gate
Monday, February 03, 2014
On February 3rd 2014, more than 15,000 people with disabilities from all over India gathered at India Gate in Delhi to show their support for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2013. 118 deaf people from Mook Badhir Mandal, Vadodara attended the protest.
It was probably the largest gathering of persons with disability in the history of India. The protest was called by the Disabled Rights Group (DRG) to pressurize the government to table and pass the RPWD Bill in Parliament in the current session. The RPWD Bill was drafted in 2012 but has yet to be passed in the Parliament to turn it into a law. If the Bill is not passed in this session of the Parliament, the Bill will lapse.