About the Book
Disability is a silent crisis that not only affects the disabled persons and their families but also the social and economic development of entire society. The society has a moral responsibility to see and also to provide persons with disabilities all kinds of opportunities in order that the concerned disabled persons enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedom. Discrimination faced by disabled persons in education and in the employment sector and their continuous exclusion from the society at large, their potentialities remain untapped by the society. The United Nations declared 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons, in order to draw the world attention towards the plight of the disabled, recognize that disability as the first and foremost a human rights issue. Government of India already implemented various acts for the welfare of the disabled. The more familiar among them is the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The present examines various contemporary issues of disability and human rights. It is hoped that the present edition of this book will be beneficial to all concerned of the society, in general and students, lawyers, advocates, academicians, human rights institutions, researchers and NGOs working in education field, in particular.
Professor Rohini Prasad is a Gold Medallist (M.A, Ph.D) in economics and is working as a Professor and Head in the department of Economics with Dean of faculty of social science, at Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. He has more than 32 years of teaching experience in the field of economics and 26 years of research work experience in the field of Tribal development, Rural Development, Sustainable environmental economics and social change etc. 30 scholars of Ph.D. and 40 scholars of M.Phil. have completed their degree under his supervision. Dr. Rohini Prasad has awarded two projects by UGC and one project by Indian Council of Social Science Research New Delhi. He has published more than one hundred research papers in national & international journals and four books accordingly. He has attended & contributed his research papers in more than two hundreds conferences/ symposiums/workshop/seminars. He has designed new syllabus for the graduate & post graduate classes at the tenure of social science Dean & Chairman of board of studies.
Dr. Sukanta Sarkar (M.A, Ph.D) is working as Assistant Professor in Faculty of Management Studies, ICFAI University, Agartala Tripura, India. He did bachelor and master degree in Economics from Tripura University. He was awarded doctorate degree for his research work on socio-economic changes of rubber tappers in Tripura. He presented many research papers in various seminars, conferences and symposiums. Various research papers have been published in foreign and national journals. He also worked as visiting lecturer in National Institute of Technology, Agartala and Tripura University. He has research interest in various topics like agricultural crisis, rural development, women empowerment, sustainable development and social problems. He has authored books relating to Corruption, Human trafficking, Orphan children, Rubber plantation, Corporate social responsibility, Handicraft workers, Deforestation, Environmental pollution, Agrarian economics, Illegal trafficking, Environmental Science, Autonomous District Council & Tribal Welfare and Social security