[AI] Fw: India: New career options for visually challenged.

Dr. Vipin Malhotra malhotravipin at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 3 19:37:37 EDT 2007


Friday, August 3 2007

Dr. Manoj Kumar

Chief Commissioner Disabilities.

GOVT of India, New Delhi.

Dear Dr. Manoj Kumar,

Sub- Petition under PD Act 1995 for appropriate and
immediate action.

I Victor John Cordeiro,   hereby file this petition to
you under Persons 
With Disabilities Act 1995 with regard to the most
unfortunate, shocking, 
deadly,
brutal and inhuman incident which instigated 11 
Disabled People to commit 
suicide and which led to the very unfortunate death of
5 disabled people.  I
would like to bring the following detailed news to
your kind attention  so 
that you can initiate appropriate and immediate action
about to make justice
to the victims of this unfortunate and barbaric
incident.

This incident cannot be ignored and violation of human
rights of people with 
disabilities cannot be excused any more.

Herewith I am attaching the following note reported by
news  for your kind 
perusal and action.

Look forward for prompt and positive response.

Thank you very much in anticipation for your
appropriate and timely action.

With warm regards,

Victor.

Police probe TV channels' role in death by poison of
five protestors

http://in.rd.yahoo.com/expressnews/SIG=11738n0j1/**http%3A%2F%2Fwww.expressindia.com%2F

By IE

Thursday August 2, 02:20 AM

Amid police claims of a media-instigated
self-poisoning, three more of the 
11 disabled people who were hospitalised yesterday in
Varanasi after 
allegedly

consuming a substance died today, taking the number of
dead to five. Five 
other are recovering while one Rajesh Chaurasia is
battling for his life at 
the

BHU Hospital here.

Varanasi police today arrested two persons - Namo
Upadhyay and Ravi Nath 
alias Ravinder Nath - on the charge of providing
poison, and said TV 
channels Star

News and IBN7 are being probed for their role in the
incident. Both the 
channels have also been named in the FIR lodged with
Laksha police station.

The five dead have been identified as Rajesh,
Tribhuvan, Mangaroo, Guru Deo 
and Ram Chandra.

The 11 shop owners allegedly consumed a poisonous
substance in Gurubagh area 
of Varanasi on Tuesday in an apparent suicide attempt.
Fear of losing their

makeshift kisoks to an ongoing anti-encroachment drive
by the municipal 
corporation was said to be the reason but the local
police chief, S P 
Shirodkar,

told The Indian Express that the incident might have
been instigated by 
reporters of the two news channels.

Shirodkar, who is Varanasi's Senior Superintendent of
Police, said the 
police had registered an FIR on the basis of a
complaint lodged by one Ram 
Lal Kesari.

The FIR says one tablet each was given to all the
physically challenged 
persons who had gathered at a spot in Gurubagh area to
protest the 
anti-encroachment

drive.

Shirodkar had earlier told Express that the
shopkeepers were told they were 
consuming a mild intoxicant and were assured of wide
media coverage. "They 
were

also told that they would be unconscious for just
three to four hours," he 
said.

District Magistrate Ms Veena told Express the police
are examining the role 
of both channels in this episode. "They have live
footage of the incident. 
One

member of the channel team is a relative of one
arrested person," she said.

The victims undergoing treatment at the BHU hospital
today backed 
Shirodkar's version of what happened yesterday. They
told Express they had 
consumed the

tablets thinking it was a medicine to make them
unconscious for a few hours. 
"I though the tablet was a sedative... I have five
daughters. My good friend

Tribhuvan died today," said Muhhammed Nasik, a
physically challenged person.

Khalidur Rahman is not even a kiosk owner. "I am a
beggar. But I enjoyed the 
company of kisok owners," Rahman, who is disabled in
both his legs, said. 
Asked

about his decision to swallow the tablet, Rehman said:
"One person persuaded 
me to consume the tablet, saying it would prompt the
government to give me

money."

Meanwhile, Star News correspondent Pankaj Srivastava
said the administration 
was framing his channel. "Everyone knew for the last
two days that they 
would

be committing suicide. I cannot understand why only we
are being named when 
many more people were present at the spot," Srivastava
said in Lucknow.

Star News correspondent in Varanasi, Shailesh, said:
"Our only fault is that 
we reached the spot early and informed senior police
officers about it."

The state bureau chief of IBN7, Abhishek Upadhyaya,
said, "It is wrong to 
frame any correspondent in this case. Victims had sent
letters to all 
district

chiefs of police and administration and everyone was
aware of their plans."

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "pamnani" <kanchanpamnani at hotmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Friday, August 03, 2007 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for
visually challenged.


> Dr.u.n.sinha narain
>
> I believe that you are in Uttar Pradesh kindly check
out the real reasons
> for the problem at Varanasi and see how you can help
rehabilitate these
> people if you have not already done so.
>
> Organisations can do something but we as individuals
also have a
> responsibility. Lets not forget this before pointing
fingers at others.
> Also it is training  in massage therepy and other
professions that have
> stopped such incidents from happening  regularly and
all over the country.
>
> Correct me if I am wrong but I am told that Varanasi
does not have any
> training or other facilities for the Visually
challenged why do you not
> organise with the help of others from Uttar Pradesh
some regular training,
> rehabilitation courses, personality development and
courses on rights. 
> Kochi
> is doing it regularly and systematically.I am sure
the rest of us will be
> happy to share our expertise if you need it.
>
> There are many miles to go for an equal society and
we need to take the
> steps. No point in sitting at your desk and writing
emails if you cant 
> back
> it up with action.
> Let us know on the list if anything is being done in
Varanasi.
> Kanchan
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Subramani L" <lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in>
> To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 11:05
> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for
visually challenged.
>
>
>> What has this got to do with NGO's? IF you are
suggesting that situation
>> is not so good as it is widely reported, I would
agree, but you can't
>> hold Ngo's responsible for people committing
suicide out of desperation
>> or for the unhelpful administrations.
>>
>> Subramani
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
>> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On
Behalf Of
>> dr.u.n.sinha narain
>> Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2007 12:35 AM
>> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
>> Subject: Re: [AI] Fw: India: New career options for
visually challenged.
>>
>> dear list members,
>> it is a congratulating work for associations
working in India that 13
>> physically challenged in Benaras took poison and
out of four
>> reportedly died and rest are struggling for their
lives in hospital
>> while rest are struggling for life as government
ordered to remove
>> their vending shops at varanasi; reported by
Hindustan Hindi August 1,
>> 2007 and it is also reported that u.p.
administration is making
>> eligation for this kind of provocation on their
leaders and media;
>> reports Ndtv August 2 2007.
>> ______
>> truly new opportunities are comming for handicaps
since disability law
>> enacted by parliament in this way. congratulations
for all the
>> associations related to disabled
>>
>> On 7/30/07, Pradeep banakar
<pradeep_banakar at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>> From: "BlindNews Mailing List"
<blindnews at blindprogramming.com>
>>> To: "Blind News" <BlindNews at blindprogramming.com>
>>> Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 10:38 AM
>>> Subject: India: New career options for visually
challenged.
>>>
>>>
>>> >
>>> > India:  New career options for visually
challenged.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Economic Times - India
>>> > 23 Jul, 2007.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > NEW DELHI: With beauty and personal care sector
coming up as one of
>> the
>>> > fastest-growing in India, it is also offering a
chance for the
>> visually
>>> > impaired
>>> > to break the traditional mould and look for new
career
>> opportunities.
>>> >
>>> > Some 50 visually challenged people have
undergone training in
>> therapeutic
>>> > massage since the Blind Relief Association, New
Delhi, started a
>> course in
>>> > collaboration
>>> > with the Vandana Luthra Curls and Curves (VLCC)
Institute three
>> years ago.
>>> >
>>> > "It is a vocational course mainly aimed at
imparting scientific
>> training
>>> > to
>>> > the blind in massaging and body therapy
techniques to help them
>> become
>>> > self-reliant,"
>>> > says A David, the project manager of the
Association who designed
>> the
>>> > course, open for both men and women who passed
eighth standard with
>>> > science
>>> > as one
>>> > of the subjects.
>>> >
>>> > Covering relaxation and therapeutic massage,
pressure point massage
>> and
>>> > aromatherapy, the three-month course is
recognised by the VLCC,
>> which
>>> > imparts training
>>> > to the instructors and awards certificate to the
students.
>>> >
>>> > Four batches have passed out since the course
was started in 2004,
>> and
>>> > while
>>> > some 15 visually impaired students are working
independently,
>> several have
>>> > opened their own massage parlours, providing
jobs to others, says
>> Rampal
>>> > Singh, who is working as an instructor. The
Association is also
>> providing
>>> > self-employment
>>> > and placement assistance.
>>> >
>>> > "We are imparting the training free of cost to
equip the visually
>>> > challenged
>>> > to make a career for themselves," Yogesh Sethi,
the CEO of VLCC
>> Health
>>> > Care
>>> > Ltd, says.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>>
>>
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/News/News_By_Industry/New_career_opt
>>
ions_for_visually_challenged/articleshow/2226470.cms
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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