People with disabilities have played a frontline role in social struggles for democracy & against inequality around the world from the anti-austerity protests in Europe to the Arab Spring uprisings. Disabling protesters has become a feature of the Kashmiri & Palestinian struggles against colonial occupation. Now, under the PSA, India is arresting many who are unable to participate in protests because of their disabilities. It should be said that disability rights & activists with disabilities are at the heart of the struggles for democracy.
Authorities have accused Shabir Wani, who has a severe bone infection and walks with a heavy limp, of leading a mob armed with stones and wooden stalks after August 5 last year.