KOZHIKODE:The Kerala State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has directed the Lottery Department to issue tickets in different colours and style every week.
SHRC member K Mohan Kumar, who considered the petition filed by lottery agent K R Harikumar, a blind person hailing from Kannur, said that the move is intended to help the visually challenged lottery vendors.
“There are complaints that many visually challenged people are betrayed while buying lottery tickets. This issue should be addressed,” he said.Harikumar who had bought Pournami lottery tickets scheduled to draw on May 4, on April 26, was issued tickets with draw date as April 27. He could not identify the date owing to the disability.Mohan Kumar had hailed the initiatives of the Lottery Department to encourage the visually challenged people
SHRC member K Mohan Kumar will hold a sitting at the Government Guest House, Kannur, at 10.30 pm on Monday.