Token protest by JKHA in support of their demands in Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Handicapped Association (JKHA) on Tuesday organised a token protest here in support of their demands on the World Disabled Day.
Due to prevailing situation, we just organised a token protest at Press Enclave near here today to draw the attention of the government towards our demands, JKHA president Abdul Rashid Bhat said.
Demanding implementation of disabilities Act 2016, the JKHA also sought special recruitment drive for qualified disabled persons, enhancement of monthly pension from Rs 1,000 to Rs 4,000 and low interest loans with 50 per cent subsidy for persons with disability.
Bhat said, “We have been demanding accommodation for office in Jammu and Srinagar and other districts of the Union Territory (UT), health cover with special package and free medical aid treatment in government and private nursing homes, separate counters in every government and semi government offices besides 50 per cent concession in electric and water fee charges.
“Our demand also included re-advertisement of backlog vacancies since 1998 to till date and disabilities commissioner should be appointed like we were having before,” Bhat said.