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Simultaneous protests across Andhra Pradesh

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Thousands of people with disabilities protested in front of the State Collector’s office across all districts of Andhra Pradesh on June 18. The protest was against the non-implementation of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (C.R.P.D.), the Disability Act of 1995, Right to Education Act and the disability pension scheme at the grassroots.

The protest was organised by Network of Persons with disAbility Organisations (N.P.d.O.) and was joined by various other N.G.O.s and disabled people’s organisations.