INDIA: Handloom weavers and their family members may die from tuberculosis in Uttar Pradesh due to poor living conditions

INDIA: Handloom weavers and their family members may die from tuberculosis in Uttar Pradesh due to poor living conditions

The handloom weaving industry in India depends upon state and central government support for its survival. The industry depends upon skilled weavers, who for generations made a good living out of weaving. The handloom weavers in Uttar Pradesh state, Varanasi particular, are known for their skills of weaving intricate designs, which often take days andContinue Reading INDIA: Handloom weavers and their family members may die from tuberculosis in Uttar Pradesh due to poor living conditions

UPDATE (India): Alina Shahin passed away yesterday

UPDATE (India): Alina Shahin passed away yesterday

Alina Sahin [picture 1] was 18 months old and the youngest daughter of Mr. Ansar Ahmed. Ansar has two daughters and a son. Ansar’s wife died six months before and Alina is taken care of by her paternal grandmother. The AHRC had issued a hunger alert on September 3, 2007 expressing concern over Alina’s situation. For further details please see HA-011-2007. Read more about UPDATE (India): Alina Shahin passed away yesterday