physical disability

September 19, 2022
September 19, 2022

Creating an inclusive society for people with disabilities

Every day movement around the city is a gigantic task for Sharlin Akther, a person with a physical disability (cerebral palsy), where most of her right side is incapacitated and she has to balance herself in a special way to make her daily commute to the workplace. Every day she has to take a long queue at the bus station, only to find her reserved seats already taken by someone else – especially one without any distinctive medical condition. According to the Rights and Protection of Persons with Disabilities Act 2013, Section 32 (1) – a 5 percent dedicated seat reservation is mandatory. This story is about Akther and many others who go through the same ordeal everyday, without any expectations that things would change in the near future.