GENERAL (India): Corruption in public service promotes starvation and malnutrition in Uttar Pradesh

GENERAL (India): Corruption in public service promotes starvation and malnutrition in Uttar Pradesh

As mentioned in the AHRC’s previous urgent appeal, three-year-old Pritam died of hunger on 24 November 24 2007. Pritam was diagnosed as suffering from Grade IV malnourishment (Protein Energy Malnutrition; PEM) and Pneumonia at the Ashopur Primary Health Centre (PHC, register No. 9579) of Tanda Block, Ambedkar Nagar district, on 13 April 2007. Three-year-old Pritam weigh only 5 kilograms at that time. (Please see further: UA-333-2007) Read more about GENERAL (India): Corruption in public service promotes starvation and malnutrition in Uttar Pradesh

INDIA: Neglect by government aggravates poverty of Dalits in Varanasi

INDIA: Neglect by government aggravates poverty of Dalits in Varanasi

Ms. Kalawati Nat (age 45) is from the Nat community of Kuwar village, Baragaon Block in Varanasi district. She begs to support her four children, often by going around in ten villages each day. Her children collect vegetables left by farmers in the field but are often chased away by the farmers. Kalawati and her children find it difficult to manage even one meal a day. Sometimes they catch a wild animal such as snake to eat. When they can make a meal, they simply eat rice or potatoes. Read more about INDIA: Neglect by government aggravates poverty of Dalits in Varanasi