COVID Blog: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Exacerbated Pre-Existing Ableism & Difficulties in India – World Institute on Disability

COVID Blog: How the COVID-19 Pandemic has Exacerbated Pre-Existing Ableism & Difficulties in India

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By Arundhati Nath

India is the second-most populous country in the world with more than 1.3 billion people. According to the latest census conducted by the Government of India in 2011, only 26.8 million people with disabilities live in India. This is a mere 2.23% of the total population of the country, which is a hugely underestimated number. The World Report on Disabilities published by the World Health Organization mentions that around 15% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. [...]

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