Volume 4 Issue 2 - January 15, 2006
N.F.B. stages protest rally in the National Capital demanding to meet P.M.
D.N.I.S. News Network - In the continuing agitation on a charter of demands, including fulfilment of quota reserved in the Government jobs, the National Federation of the Blind took out a protest rally from Jantar Mantar in the National Capital recently.
Federation’s General Secretary S.K. Rungta led the protestors towards Parliament Street where they were stopped by Police. Following this they staged a sit-in on the road.
The protestors wanted to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to present the charter of demands. Rungta claimed that he has wanted to meet the Prime Minister for over two years now but the opportunity is being denied to him and his delegation.
Because of this official apathy, the Federation members have been sitting on a dharna at Jantar Mantar, and have threatened to continue the stir indefinitely till they are allowed to meet the Prime Minister.
The Federation is also seeking an assurance that a bill to amend the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, should be introduced in the next session of Parliament and reservation for the disabled in the private sector should be extended.
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