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Jammu and Kashmir Government issues circulars on access

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Department of Social Welfare, Government of Jammu and Kashmir has issued a circular to various Government departments, directing them to furnish information on measures taken by them on disability issues, particularly access.

The circular is a direct result of a Public Interest Litigation (P.I.L.) filed by social activist and N.C.P.E.D.P.ís State Partner, Javed Ahmad Tak in the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on problems faced by disabled persons in accessing public places like gardens, parks, hotels, tourist spots, etc.

A Division Bench of the High Court directed the Social Welfare Department to follow up on the matter and prepare a detailed status report on the measures that have been taken by various departments.