U.N Committee remarks of Britain going backwards on rights of disabled
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 01-Sep-2017
London, September 1: The policies and rules are certainly turning Britain into a haphazard country. Recently, the U.N Committee on the rights of disabled people said on Thursday it had more concerns about Britain, due to funding cuts, restricted rights and an uncertain post-Brexit future.
“The UK is at the moment going backwards in accordance to the information that we have received,” committee member Stig Langvad told a news conference in Geneva. Britain said it was disappointed by the report. It said it did not reflect the evidence it had provided to the committee, nor did it recognize progress that had been made.
An alarming rate of disabled people are living in poverty at UK. The incidences of bullying at school have risen high.
The U.N. committee’s chairwoman Theresia Degener has described the situation in Britain as a “human catastrophe”. “The austerity measures that they have taken – they are affecting half a million people, each disabled person is losing between 2,000 and 3,000 pounds per year, people are pushed into work situations without being recognized as vulnerable, and the evidence that we had in front of us was just overwhelming,” she said.
Persons with disabilities are afraid of the future since they do not know what is happening and since they do not feel that they are involved in the discussions on how to secure the rights of people with disabilities afterwards.
To which, a government spokesperson said, “We spend over 50 billion pounds a year to support disabled people and those with health conditions – more than ever before, and the second highest in the G7.”