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'When Will JNU Campus Be Disability-Inclusive for Us?'

The campus roads are unevenly constructed which hampers the smooth maneuvering of my wheelchair.

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I am an MPhil student at Jawaharlal Nehru University and I am a person with a disability. I have been facing the issue of inaccessibility on JNU campus from a long time.

The campus roads are unevenly constructed which hampers the smooth manoeuvring of my wheelchair. These problems are very hard to deal with. In fact, a couple of days back, I fell down because of these uneven roads.

Shorya Sood. 

(Image courtesy: Shorya Sood)

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I come to the library very often but due to the accessibility issue here, I face a lot of problems. Not just the library area, the entire campus has similar inaccessibility issues.

The other issue is that the canteen of my centre is in the basement. The lift does not go there and there are no ramps for my wheelchair. Due to this, I have to go to some other place to have my food. As a person with a disability, it really hurts me that I can't even access my own canteen.

The dhabas here are the site of a lot of cultural activities, but they are also not accessible to us. I'm unable to participate in any of the activities because the place around is not wheelchair-friendly.

Letter written to the administration.

(Image courtesy: Shorya Sood)

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I have written to everyone in the JNU administration regarding this issue but nothing has happened yet. I want all the places here to be wheelchair-friendly for people with disabilities.

The Quint reached out to Jawaharlal Nehru University but there has been no response. As soon as we receive a response, the story would be updated.

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Topics:  Delhi   JNU   Disabled 

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