Deaf children and their rights: a study of Punjab
by Gagandeep Singh Babbar
International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies (IJHRCS), Vol. 7, No. 2, 2020

Abstract: The term 'disability' summarises a numerous different functional limitations occurring in any population in any country of the world. A person may be disabled by physical, intellectual or sensory impairment, medical conditions or mental illness. Such impairments, conditions or illnesses may be permanent or temporary in nature. In a world where human dignity and equality for all have emerged as major concerns of society, securing the rights of the most vulnerable sections of the society has gained unprecedented importance in the agenda of both governmental and non-governmental entities. The paper presents an empirical study that shed light on the state of rights of deaf and dumb children across the state of Punjab. It critically evaluates the achievements and shortcomings of the government and society while suggesting remedial measures that may assist in achieving a just, equitable and rights-based society for all.

Online publication date: Tue, 23-Jun-2020

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