Should blind people be given cheque books?

Yes, said Prasanna Kumar Pincha. Not giving a cheque book to the visiaully impaired amounts to discrimination. "Lack of sight has nothing to do with possible misuse."

No, said IDBI bank. Unscrupulous people may misuse your cheque book. We will give you a cheque book only if you sign an agreement to bear any risk of signature fraud.

Pincha went to the high court. The HC has agreed with the visually challenged man. He now plans to take on insurance companies which charge a higher people on the blind.

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