UPDATE (India): More starvation deaths, more lies in Murshidabad, West Bengal

UPDATE (India): More starvation deaths, more lies in Murshidabad, West Bengal

Mr. Jayram Singh, from the Pakurdiar Village, had been suffering from severe malnutrition and was in critical condition when his wife, Ms. Bisni Mal, died in late January from starvation. His son, Bhadu Singh, had been away from the home when Bisni passed away. Bhadu returned home a few days later to find his father rapidly deteriorating in health. In an attempt to get help for his father, Bhadu approached the Block Development Office (BDO) in Jalangi and the head of the village administration for some food assistance and a Below Poverty Line (BPL) ration card. However, he received no help and his father died from the lack of food three days later. Read more about UPDATE (India): More starvation deaths, more lies in Murshidabad, West Bengal

INDIA: Starving Musahar community face exploitation in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

INDIA: Starving Musahar community face exploitation in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh

The AHRC requests that you to write letters to the local administration, asking them to immediately address the hunger concerns of this community and ensure that all assistance schemes are functioning to prevent further starvation deaths from occurring. Moreover, persons, police officers and other concerned government authorities who have been found to be exploiting and torturing villagers of the Musahar community must be charged and punished. Read more about INDIA: Starving Musahar community face exploitation in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh