Lucknow : Today, there are millions of people living with one or multiple disabilities. In India, the population with disabilities is around 26.8 million, constituting 2.21% of India’s total population, if one goes by the 2011 population census data. Disability rights activists and academicians working on disability issues, however, say that these numbers in the census are a very small percentage of the actual numbers. World Bank data on the total number of persons with disabilities in India suggests the number is between 40 and 80 million. Whatever the difference between official figures and figures estimated by global institutions, what is clear is that persons with disabilities constitute a significant part of the Indian population. Their numbers are more than the total population of many countries in the world, and India has one of the highest numbers of people with disabilities globally. Despite constituting such a significant proportion of the total population, persons with disabilities live a very challenging life. Their ‘disability’ is often seen as their ‘inability’ by many and people in general have preconceived notions about their capabilities.
Keeping in view the difficulties of children with disabilities pursuing higher education, Faculty of law, DSMNRU, Lucknow, want to organise a National Seminar On “Protection of rights of disabled: Issues and Challenges” 6th April, 2019.
There have been many cases where employers have denied a job to a candidate with a disability, citing the usual ‘not found suitable’. The main problem lies in the psyche of a significant mass which considers persons with disabilities a liability, and this leads to discrimination and harassment against them and their isolation from the mainstream.
The Theme, subtheme are as follows;
o Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
o Impact of International treaties and Conventions on Rights of PWDs.
o The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
o The Concept of Life, Liberty, Health (Laws and Facilities), Education and Employment and Social Security.
Rehabilitation: Enabling the disabled persons to be empowered.Cultural, Religious, Economic and medical Perspective for PWDs.Special Government programmes for PWDs and their implementation (such as Accessible-India)Justice and Judicial Response to DisabilityRole of MediaRole of ICT for Persons with Disabilities including role of apps that are enabling.Debate on the emerging policy and regulatory aspects.It would be matter of honour for me to invite you in this seminar. Your presence will make this event successful.