Visually impaired students protest for better education, employment

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2017 22:04 IST

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec 23 (ANI): Demanding better educational facilities and employment opportunities, a group of visually impaired students in Bhopal has taken to the roads to protest against the state government.

Despite the teeth-cluttering cold weather, the students are sitting on the road for the past six days to demand employment and other basic facilities.

The head of the union, Manish, while talking to ANI about the protest said, "We had written to all concerned authorities and informed them about our needs but no action was taken".

"Our main demands are education and employment. We are seeing from the past 50 years that there have been no universities or schools for us and the students who have completed schools have nowhere to go. Blind people also have to give full tax for electricity while traders or businessmen have the leisure of fifty percent cut while giving the electricity bill", said Manish.

He added that they will continue the strike until their demands are fulfilled.(ANI)