Word "handicapped" banned in Himachal...Government

Jul 03, 2012 10:32 | Poltics
Dharamsala(Arvind Sharma)

Himachal Pradesh Government has banned the use of expression "handicapped" in the context of official correspondence, official report, Government institutions and organizations on the request of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.

A spokesman of the State Government said here today that the word "handicapped" violates and undermines the dignity of persons with disabilities. So now the word will be used as 'persons with disabilities' or for the matter as 'persons with blindness', "persons with speech and hearing impairment", persons with locomotor disabilities etc. where ever such description is both necessary and relevant. 

This matter was raised earlier in the famous TV serial of Aamir Khan "Satymev Jayte" recently.