Because the action of touching  is embedded in the human mindset as
getting personal or physical... Whether to the human or the object!!!



On 10/18/16, avinash shahi <shahi88avin...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Amen! you are right. why there is a taboo when it comes to touching?
> the notion of touch needs to be politicized. And this could only be
> done by blind people and those who are deafblind.
>
> On 10/18/16, Asudani, Rajesh <rajeshasud...@rbi.org.in> wrote:
>> Well, this is the accessibility situation for orthopedically disabled.
>> For VI, I am prohibited from touching majority of things in temples,
>> exhibitions and wherever...
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: AccessIndia [mailto:accessindia-boun...@accessindia.org.in] On
>> Behalf
>> Of Boopathi P
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 1:01 PM
>> To: AccessIndia: a list for discussing accessibility and issues concerning
>> the disabled.
>> Subject: [AI] a news article from The Hindu on inaccessable Kolkata’s
>> Durga
>> Puja pandals
>>
>> Disability access ‘worsens’ in Kolkata’s Durga Puja pandals
>> On October 9, when the city was soaking up the Durga Puja festivities,
>> Rubia Chatterjee, national gold medallist para athlete, decided to go
>> pandal hopping with other para athletes. She was shocked to find that
>> she could not enter many of the pandals . “It was horrible. I was
>> accompanied by another para athlete Sandhya Mondal, who was walking
>> with crutches. She fell down at various places,” Ms. Chaterjee told
>> The Hindu . Ms. Chaterjee, who was a part of a group of ten
>> sportspersons, had informed major Puja pandals of their visit. Many of
>> the pandals have average footfalls of 4 lakh people per day and are
>> constructed at a cost of several crores of rupees. Ms. Chatterjee and
>> Ms. Sandhya found no wheelchairs or ramps or even volunteers to help
>> them. The ‘Disability Access to Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata: 2016’
>> survey of 14 marquees conducted by the Kolkata-based Civilian Welfare
>> Foundation (CWF) echoes these findings. CWF’s Abhirupa Kar, who has
>> been involved in documenting disability access at Durga Pujas pandals
>> for the past three years, said that the situation has worsened this
>> time instead of improving . “There is so much competition among Durga
>> Puja organisers for awards but the basic question of accessibility to
>> the disabled is far from receiving the serious attention of
>> organisers,” she told The Hindu . The report points out that giving
>> the disabled a restricted view of a pandal or asking them visit only
>> in the mornings just shows the organisers’ “discrimination, and lack
>> of sensitivity and understanding with regards to the disabled
>> population”. The report also points out that most of the pandals have
>> staircases, “thus rejecting the person with a disability to the major
>> attractions of the pandals ”. Ms. Kar said that despite the Central
>> government’s Accessible India campaign, no effort has been made to
>> include the disabled part in the celebrations for the festive season.
>> “The situation relating to accessibility for the disabled has not
>> improved over the past three years,” she said. “At a time when the
>> State government wants to showcase Durga Puja as a major carnival, it
>> cannot remain ignorant to the organisers’ apathy in keeping a
>> significant population out the celebrations.”
>>
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>> Regards
>> Boopathi P
>> PhD research scholar,
>> department of English Literature,
>> School of literary studies,
>> EFL University.
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> Avinash Shahi
> Doctoral student at Centre for Law and Governance JNU
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