By Sumanta Sen Roy
One issue that has been widely debated and over which there still exists a lack of consensus is the issue of Guardianship. A lot of debate has taken place all over the country on Guardianship ever since the drafting process started and consultations at the national and state level were held. The Draft Bill mentions terms like plenary guardianship and limited/restricted guardianship.
By Praveen Kumar
In my experience of working in rural parts of the country, I have noted that large sections of disabled people and their families are not aware of the definition of persons with disabilities according to the PWD Act, leave alone about the current progress on the debate for the new bill, with which few fortunate people with disabilities are associated.
By Bhargavi Davar
What are the reasons and the consequences of the changes made in different versions, to persons with disabilities? Who was the most affected by those changes, particularly how did those changes affect the most marginalized groups among them, viz. persons with mental, intellectual, developmental, and psychosocial disabilities? The changes from Version 1 in 2011 with nearly full participation of people with disabilities to Version 4 in 2014 with nil participation, needs our studious awareness.