Physically challenged stage protest; demand separate colony in Mysuru

Mysuru, November 14:- Vikalachetanara Abhyudaya Vedike members staged a protest in front of Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) office here on Wednesday, demanding separate colony for the physically challenged people in the city.

The protesters said that many physically challenged people live with no roof on their heads and the demand for a separate colony has been pending for over 20 years. They alleged that the officials in 2015 had promised that their applications would be considered in the next schemes. They said that according to the circular issued by the Deputy Commissioner, land can be provided to the physically challenged under Rajiv Gandhi Housing Scheme or Vajpayee Urban Housing Scheme. The physically challenged also aired their problems of living in rented houses and that too with no proper income.

They said that the applications of para athletes who have achieved laurels in sports field have also not been considered until now. They urged the government to provide land as soon as possible.

President of the association Prabhuswamy, treasurer Asgar Pasha, secretary Dilip, Jagdish, Ganesh, Chandrakumar, Nargis Banu, Zakir and others were present. (HN, NGB)

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