[AI] Feedback on subcommittee reports

harish harish at accessindia.org.in
Wed Jul 28 13:28:58 EDT 2010

Hi All

The report is now available at the blog site.

I sincerely appeal to each and every member to go through the reports of all 
the sub committee and actively participate in the blog.

May I also add here, I have information,  the comments on the blog has been 
viewed by committee members.

This should be sufficient reason to put in your comments.

Harish Kotian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Asudani, Rajesh" <rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:16 PM
Subject: [AI] Feedback on subcommittee reports

> Friends
> I would come up with my feedback on remaining seven subcommittee reports 
> on AI blog in a couple of days, and would send it to relevant authorities 
> also.
> Meanwhile, a cursory reading of various reports leads me to think that 
> drafting committee members are hijacked, so to say, by proponents   of 
> rights of mentally illness. they do not even talk of mental retardation 
> but only of mental disease only.
> In the first place, it is the basic fallacy to deal with situation of 
> persons with sensory and physical impairments  on the one hand and those 
> with mental retardation or illness on the other in same manner, or for 
> that  matter even in the same act.
> It is the fallacy which has been systematically promoted legally socially 
> governmentally and even philosophically.
> Practically of course, average attitude of a person's towards disabled is 
> more or less same as if they are deranged mentally.
> So, if now, champions in the disability field have recognized it as valid 
> and are bent upon giving it legal sanction, then persons with sensory and 
> physical impairments cannot  hope for any worse days.
> Disease should be treated like disease and disability like a disability.
> Disability even physical arising out of disease, say, orthopedic 
> disability arising from Parkinson's disease, is a disability, but 
> Parkinson's disease is a separate condition and should not be included in 
> disability act, and only its consequence, in some cases when it happens, 
> can be regarded as disability.
> Mental retardation and illness may warrant treatment and welfare measures 
> at best, and it should be confined to that.
> Equating physically and sensorily impaired persons with mentally 
> challenged by including them in same act or policies is a clear violation 
> of article 14, legally, and and,  insult socially.
> I clarify here that learning disability is another thing and it should be 
> properly defined and included in act which they have not done.
> I would like to hear comments from friends about this and do something to 
> rescue drafting committee from such domination.
> Regards
> "If you believe that there is a God, a God that made your
> body, and yet you think that you can do anything with
> that body that's dirty, then the fault lies with the manufacturer."
>                                             --Lenny Bruce
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