Congress chief Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday entered the parliament in a wheelchair after he sprained his left foot final week. Taking to Twitter, Mr Tharoor shared a picture of himself in a wheelchair, and within the caption of the publish, he expressed his disappointment on how poorly outfitted India is for disabled folks.
“When you could enter Parliament in a wheelchair, there’s just one entrance with a ramp, at door 9, a great 4 minute journey (with the help of helpers) to the Lok Sabha. This momentary incapacity has taught me how poorly outfitted we’re to assist folks with disabilities,” the Congress chief and MP wrote.
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When you could enter Parliament in a wheelchair, there’s just one entrance with a ramp, at door 9, a great 4 minute journey (with the help of helpers) to the Lok Sabha. This momentary incapacity has taught me how poorly outfitted we’re to assist folks with disabilities pic.twitter.com/X6WyS9Ivvp
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 20, 2022
Since being posted, Mr Tharoor’s tweet has garnered greater than 12,000 likes. His publish resonated with a number of web customers with just a few declaring that he not less than had three helpers to help him along with his momentary damage whereas a lot of the disabled inhabitants within the nation should handle themselves.
“Properly, nobody actually understands these points 100% till it occurs to them. To not blame you or anybody, however atleast you had the help who helped you. Think about a disabled trainer who labored for 25 years. On a regular basis strolling as much as the steps to take courses on first ground….” wrote one consumer.
“Sir, within the parliament not less than now we have one entrance. There are railway stations, airports, monuments, temples, and plenty of extra necessary locations which do not need any amenities for folks with particular wants,” mentioned one other.
A 3rd consumer commented, “atleast u r now conscious sir. I’ve to undergo identical on a regular basis whereas visiting close by locations itself. incapacity of any sort needn’t solely ethical assist but in addition on floor as properly. not solely places of work, restaurant, metro, parks and so on there needs to be correct association,” whereas a fourth added, “Unhappy that you just needed to by means of this to get a actuality examine. That is ‘Parliament’, think about the plight of the frequent man who has to commute by means of native transport to earn a livelihood. No public transport has entry for disabled folks together with folks with different bodily disabilities.”
Mr Tharoor injured his foot after stumbling on stairs within the Parliament final week. He shared footage of him in mattress with a solid round his left ankle. He has been pressured to overlook a parliament session because the physician suggested him to relaxation his foot.
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