Mysuru: The State Government has designated Special Courts in all the districts to try the offences under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act to facilitate physically challenged people.
Disclosing this at a press meet at Patrakarthara Bhavan here this morning, Vikala Vikaasa Managing Trustee and Advocate S.S. Vaidyanath said that the 4th Additional District and Sessions Court is designated in Mysuru to handle cases pertaining to differently-abled people for whom a Special Public Prosecutor would also be made available. He asked the PWD to approach the designated Court for voicing any complaints violating their rights.
He said that as per the Rights of PWD Act, passing derogatory remarks on differently-abled people even through drawings would be deemed as offence which can be referred to the designated Court. He advised the differently-abled people to effectively use the facility to protect their rights.
Vikala Vikaasa Advisor A.N. Vasudev and Advocate Naveen were present at the press meet.