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Make Delhi jails more differently-abled friendly: HC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The High Court today directed authorities to examine deficiencies and suggestions to make prisons more accessible for differently-abled people visiting the jails or lodged there as inmates.

A bench of Acting and Justice C was informed that disability audits of Rohini and Mandoli jails were undertaken by Nipun Malhotra, of that works in the area of health and advocacy for persons with disabilities, and submitted the reports.

He had also conducted a similar audit for

"Let the general (prisons) ensure that deficiencies pointed out and suggestions made are considered and rectified immediately," the bench said.

The court's direction came during the hearing of a batch of PILs on the poor living condition in

The bench previously noted that jails in were housing thousands of prisoners, some of whom suffered from disabilities, and several officials were suffering from temporary disabilities.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 19:56 IST