NCERT Political Science/Civics Class 7 Chapter 1 On Equality Part 2

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Q-5 The Government of India passed the Disabilities Act in 1995. This law states that persons with disabilities have equal rights, and that the government should make possible their full participation in society. The government has to provide free education and integrate children with disabilities into mainstream schools. This law also states that all public places including buildings, schools, etc., should be accessible and provided with ramps.

Look at the photograph and think about the boy who is being carried down the stairs. Do you think the above law is being implemented in his case? What needs to be done to make the building more accessible for him? How his being would carried down the stairs affect his dignity as well as his safety?

Answer:-

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- Image of Disabled Rights

  • No, I don’t think the above law is being implemented in his case.

  • According to the Disabilities Act, all public places including buildings, schools, etc., should be accessible and provided with ramps which is not done in this case. Therefore, the buildings should be provided with ramps to make it accessible for the persons with disabilities.

  • Also, persons with disabilities have equal rights, and that the government should make possible their full participation in society but here the dignity and self-respect of that person is hurt as someone is showing sympathy and extending their helping hands.

  • The boy may feel pity or inferior in this case of being helped by other only due to disabilities.

  • It also affect the safely of that person as he may slip due to imbalance or carelessness.

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