[AI] Feedback on subcommittee reports
harish at accessindia.org.in
Wed Jul 28 13:28:58 EDT 2010
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.
----- 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
> 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
> 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.
> "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
> (Rajesh Asudani)
> Assistant General Manager,
> Reserve Bank of India
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