Extend disabilities Act 2016 to JK: handicapped association

Extend disabilities Act 2016 to JK: handicapped association
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ARIF RASHID

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association (JKHA) on Monday held a protest demonstration here in Srinagar and demanded implementation of disabilities Act 2016 in the state.
Scores of differently-abled people from various districts of the valley assembled here in Press Enclave and staged demonstrations against the alleged failure of government to implement the Disability Act in the state.
Police has detained many protesters when they tried to take out a march towards Raj Bhawan to register their protest.
President of Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association (JKHA), Abdul Rashid Bhat said that the government has already held two high level meetings in 2017, in which it was decided that census of persons with disabilities will be done so that job creation is ensured for eligible educated persons with disabilities.
“As the central government has passed disabilities Act 2016. This Act has already implemented in all Indian states except Jammu and Kashmir,” said Bhat.
“We were waiting for the response of the government for implementation of the disabilities Act 2016. The state government failed to fulfill the promise with us,” Bhat added.
The protestors demanded that the Disability Act 2016 which has been passed in parliament of India should be extended in the state.
The protesters threatened to go on hunger strike from August 31 if the government fails to implement the Disability Act 2016 in the state till August 30.