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Protests by people with loco disabilities illegal : NFB

The National Federation of the Blind has claimed in a letter to the railway minister that protests by a group of people with locomotor disabilities demanding jobs was illegal as it encroached upon the rights of other disabilities. Recently, a group of differently-abled people claiming to be aspirants of railway jobs held protests demanding jobs from the national transporter. S K Rungta, the general secretary of the the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), in a statement claimed the demand of the group, mainly suffering from locomotor disabilities was illegal . A section of locomotor disabled persons have been staging a protest at Mandi House to exert undue pressure on the Railways Ministry to accede to their illegal demand of giving them appointment in excess of one per cent vacancies reserved for them, by curtailing similar reservation admissible and given to other disabilities, including visually impaired persons in respective zonal railways, said Rungta. Such a demand is ..

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