Divinity vs. dignity: what is required for people with disabilities

Kamlesh Kumar Sahu, Soma Sahu


We need an honest view on this; does nomenclature has no effect at all on practices? Many times it is considered to be a first step in changing practice. There are arguments, both for and against it. The ones espousing the change cite this as an opportunity to create an environment of dignity and respect for the ones with disabilities. On the other hand, it would be patronizing and would be equivalent to accepting that people with disabilities are ‘ill-prepared by God’ and such a change would hardly have any effect on the level of discrimination and stigma faced by them.

Keywords: Divyang, disability, India 

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