Base document on civil political rights disaggregated by nature of intervention right to life and living



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CHANGES IN OTHER LAWS


  • Recognize persons with disability as equal participants in political life-as voters, leaders, reformers at all levels ( From Panchayat to parliament)

  • The topic of home bound PDs to be seriously addressed in the new Act. There must be a way of registering home bound PDs and their family members and some public mechanism of tracking their survival and well being. [

  • Address the topic of institutionalised PDs seriously. They are farthest away from democratic process. There must be a way of registering them, and a public mechanism of tracking their survival and well being.

  • Provide for reservation of a certain percentage of PDs in political spheres at all levels.... including in local governance (as in the precedent of SC/ST seats, women in each election.

  • Dismantle laws excluding PDs on basis of disability from contracting, voting, employment, marriage,

  • E.g. Representation of People’s Act ‘definition of ordinary resident’ [postal / electronic voting: institutionalised people to have electoral rights.]





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