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Demand made for legal recognition of sign language

PTI  New Delhi, December 04, 2010
First Published: 01:33 IST(4/12/2010) | Last Updated: 01:37 IST(4/12/2010)

As the differently-abled persons celebrated World Disability Day on Friday, the hearing impaired people sought legal recognition of sign language in India.

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"Nobody knows sign language. No training and nothing. So we are demanding that sign language should be recognised as a language of India just like any other - Tamil, Punjabi or Urdu," said Javed Abidi,  irector of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP).

Abidi said, on Thursday he made this demand to home minister P Chidambaram as the issue of languages falls under his ministry.


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