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Disability Activist Virali Modi Helped By Mumbai Police; Petitions Amit Shah For Other PwD: Sign It Here

Posted: March 26, 2020

Disability rights activist and social influencer Virali Modi got help from Mumbai police when she tweeted for help; she has now made a petition to Home Minister Amit Shah for the needs of others with disability.

India is facing such a critical situation that has brought fear into everyone’s life. At this moment, everyone is going through difficulties. One can imagine how difficult the situation would be for the physically disabled people and one who are not so privileged like us.

A few days ago, Virali Modi, disability rights activist and influencer, tweeted saying she needs her house help and driver for survival, as she was a disabled person living alone in Mumbai.

— Virali Modi (@Virali01) March 24, 2020

Luckily, her tweet went viral and she got the help from officials. The DCP called her and informed her that the inspector would come to her home and sort out her problems. As promised, they came to her house and provided a letter for her maid and driver so that they don’t have any problem or get stuck by the police outside despite lockdown.

Virali Modi also spoke about it on Facebook.

It was really commendable to see Mumbai police providing help to Virali. Because of these police staffs and officials on duty, we at our home are able to stay safe in time of this havoc. Mumbai police, for this act really deserves a grand salute. If the police of every state will come into prompt action as such, we can really stay away from problems.

Petition to Home Minister Amit Shah for help to others

Today, when whole of the country is suffering from the attack of the deadly Corona virus, the government has ordered for the complete nation’s lockdown. Commutes have stopped, and not a single person is permitted to step out of their house. Social distancing is the only precaution that can help us in this critical phase. But we can just imagine what the situation would be with people who regularly deal with a disability.

In this complete lockdown stage, we all need to keep patience but there should be measures taken by government for all the physically challenged people who are living alone. They should at least be provided with a caretaker so they don’t meet with extreme difficulties.

Virali Modi has now sent out a petition to give permits for caregivers of other people with disabilities, as things are really difficult for them without this daily help.

She says in her petition, “As we all follow social distancing, our public facilities are not disabled-friendly and barrier-free. I am struggling with the basics of having my caregivers reach my house without being stopped by the police. The government needs to provide minimum support services for people with disabilities during the ongoing lockdown. There is a need for permits to be issued for the caregivers and helpers of persons with disabilities on a priority basis. Sign my petition.”

You can sign her petition here.

As individuals, do help out whoever is in need, without breaking the rules of social distancing and quarantine. Have patience and stay calm. Let’s hope for the best and pledge to help all.

Images source: Facebook

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  1. Anjana Vedapuri -

    Absolutely true. Not only people with disability but also old and infirm people and others with health issues and other problems can’t completely do away with some form of help. So guidelines have to be formed to help them

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