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Episode 23 May 5, 2019

People with mental illnesses and their right to vote, with Ratnaboli Ray

Being right in the middle of the 2019 general elections, there is a lot of talk about getting people to vote, exercise their rights and make a difference. Political parties are trying to woo different sections of the electorate with things like alcohol, biryani and rap videos. But amidst all this talk, there is a section of eligible and perfectly capable voters, that is not talked about at all. These are voters with mental illnesses, and those whose voter ID cards say ‘Mental Health Hospital’. In this episode, Sandip talks to Ratnaboli Ray, the founder of Anjali, a mental health rights organization in Kolkata, about the challenges and her efforts of getting these people to cast their votes.


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People with mental illnesses and their right to vote, with Ratnaboli RayBeing right in the middle of the 2019 general elections, there is a lot of talk about getting people to vote, exercise their rights and make a difference. Political parties are trying to woo different sections of the electorate with things like alcohol, biryani and rap videos. But amidst all this talk, there is a section of eligible and perfectly capable voters, that is not talked about at all. These are voters with mental illnesses, and those whose voter ID cards say 'Mental Health Hospital'. In this episode, Sandip talks to Ratnaboli Ray, the founder of Anjali, a mental health rights organization in Kolkata, about the challenges and her efforts of getting these people to cast their votes. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.