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The government has decided to form a separate commission to protect the rights of the physically handicapped after negotiations with representatives of the National Handicapped Association. Members had carried out protests demanding better facilities. Chairman Babu Krishna Maharjan confirmed that the government has agreed to alter its appointment of a physically-able person in the Disabled Assistance Fund. There are 2.4 million physically disabled population in the country. Kiran Silpakar, general secretary of the association also said that the government had agreed to reserve five percent quota for physically disabled persons in education and health services. (Nepalnews.com Translation Service)


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(11 JAN 2013 - 17 JAN 2013)


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