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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

ATSUM submits memo to rights parties : Imphal

The All Tribal Disabled Union, Manipur (ATDUM) has submitted a memorandum to the political parties including the Congress, the BJP, CPI, JD(U), NCP, MSCP, MPTC, MPP, NPF, JD(S), FB, SS, BSP, PDA, RSP, NPP, Manipur on February 19 for protecting and safeguarding the rights and interest of the persons living with disabilities by including in their manifestoes in the ensuing Lok Sabha election.

"The coming Parliamentary election which is going to be held very shortly but all the political parties do not realise that the persons living with disabilities have also valuable votes," said the ATDUM.

It lamented that the issues of students, farmers and youths are clearly reflected in their manifestoes.

"But not a single political party awares the plight of the persons living with disabilities till date," it rued.

According to the Union, the persons living with disabilities are physically, mentally, socially and economically downtrodden section in the society.

"But the fruits of the development at this fast changing world hardly reach to us," the ATDUM stated.

"Therefore, ATDUM will try its best to mobilize and campaign and sensitize the value of the votes of the disabled people in the upcoming poll," it added.

Source : E- Pao , 2nd March 2014

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