IGNORANCE TO LAW FAILS THE SOCIAL INCLUSION OF DISABLED PERSONS
Received: 13.05.2021; Revised: 09.07.2021, Accepted: 30.07.2021, Published Online: 31.08.2021
Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Social Work and Sociology, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat-Pakistan. Email Address- firstname.lastname@example.org,
Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Social & Gender Studies, University of Swat, Pakistan.
Lecturer of Sociology, Department of Social Work and Sociology, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat-Pakistan. Email Address- email@example.com
Noor Muhammad Marwat
4Department of Sport Sciences and Physical Educational Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, KP, Pakistan.. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecturer of Sociology, Islamia College University Peshawar, Pakistan. Email Address- email@example.com
Lecturer, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat-Pakistan. Email Address– firstname.lastname@example.org
Naqeeb Hussain Shah
Assistant Professor of Social Work, Department of Social Work and Sociology, Kohat University of Science and Technology (KUST), Kohat-Pakistan. Email Address- email@example.com
Assistant Director, Quality Enhancement Cell Khushal Khan Khattak University Karak-Pakistan. Email Address- firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, FATA University, FR Kohat Pakistan. Email Address- email@example.com
Principal, Agriculrue University Public School (Boys), Peshawar-Pakistan. Email Address- firstname.lastname@example.org
Mainstreaming of disabled persons require some staunch actions from the state in terms of promulgation of law and policy. The main aim of this study to analyze the social inclusion of disabled persons in the context of their ignorance to law. For data collection a well thought interview schedule was designed and collected data form 488 disabled persons (284 male and 204 female) through sample random sampling procedure. Statistical tests, Chi square and Kendall’s Tau-b were used to measure the level and direction of association among variables. The study found that disabled person has less information and awareness about laws/policies to facilitate them. They were less informed about the special seats reservation in public transport, concession in fare, duty free cars and quota percentage in employment. However, those disabled persons who are informed about the law/policies for disabled persons were more socially included in the mainstream society. Further, the results depicted that disabled persons belongs to nuclear family and illiterate were more likely to be socially excluded due to ignorance to law however, the ignorance to law effect the social inclusion of disabled persons irrespective of their monthly family income The study recommended that creating awareness among general masses, employers, services providers and specifically among disabled persons with respect to relevant laws and legal rights privileges and concessions admissible to Disabled persons, alongside registration and documentation of all Disabled persons for extending them their basic rights and taking them in loop for policy making, especially those that directly affect them.
Keywords: Ignorance to law, social inclusion, disabled persons, family monthly income, literacy status