INDIA: Corrupt village administration likely to cause starvation deaths in Shankarpur village

INDIA: Corrupt village administration likely to cause starvation deaths in Shankarpur village

Shankarpur village is under the jurisdiction of Chaubepur police station in Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh. This village has been in the news since 2005 when three members of a family died from starvation in the village. For further information Please see HA-12-2005, UA-173-2007. Read more about INDIA: Corrupt village administration likely to cause starvation deaths in Shankarpur village

INDIA: A three-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl may die soon due to malnourishment in Uttar Pradesh

INDIA: A three-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl may die soon due to malnourishment in Uttar Pradesh

Tinni Musahar [picture 1] is aged three years and weighs only nine kilos. His sister Sushila [picture 2] is one year old and weighs only five kilos. Both are suffering from Grade IV malnutrition which is life threatening in the absence of immediate medical care. Tinni and Sushila were taken to the public health centre, Pindra where the doctor certified Tinni and Sushila being suffering from Grade IV malnutrition. Read more about INDIA: A three-year-old boy and a one-year-old girl may die soon due to malnourishment in Uttar Pradesh

UPDATE(India): Sub Divisional Magistrate threatens human rights activist in Uttar Pradesh

UPDATE(India): Sub Divisional Magistrate threatens human rights activist in Uttar Pradesh

Raitara Musahar ghetto is in Pindra village of Varanasi district. The AHRC on four previous occasions had issued hunger alerts reporting cases of acute starvation from Raitara Musahar ghetto. The first case, issued on July 17, 2007 was concerning Mulayam Musahar, a boy aged five years. Mulayam is suffering from Grade III malnourishment. After reporting this case the AHRC had also reported two other cases in succession. The case of Maya Musahar, a five-year-old girl suffering from Grade IV malnutrition, was reported on July 23, 2007 and that of Rema Musahar, a two-year-old girl, also suffering from Grade IV malnutrition, was reported on July 31, 2007. Read more about UPDATE(India): Sub Divisional Magistrate threatens human rights activist in Uttar Pradesh

UPDATE(India): District administration responds to Hunger Alerts in Uttar Pradesh

UPDATE(India): District administration responds to Hunger Alerts in Uttar Pradesh

The AHRC on three previous occasions had issued hunger alerts reporting cases of acute starvation from Raitara Musahar ghetto in Pindra block of Varanasi district. The first case, issued on July 17, 2007 was concerning Mulayam Musahar, a boy aged five years. Mulayam is suffering from Grade III malnourishment. After reporting this case the AHRC had also reported two other cases in succession. The case of Maya Musahar, a five-year-old girl suffering from Grade IV malnutrition, was reported on July 23, 2007 and that of Rema Musahar, a two-year-old girl, also suffering from Grade IV malnutrition, was reported on July 31, 2007. Read more about UPDATE(India): District administration responds to Hunger Alerts in Uttar Pradesh