Protest against starvation and govt apathy in Jharkhand on Friday

Written by Sabrangindia | Published on: July 11, 2018

Over the past ten months, at least 13 persons have succumbed to hunger in the state. Jharkhand government has denied hunger as the cause of these deaths and absolved itself of any blame.


Starvation Deaths

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New Delhi: Jharkhand has seen the worst neglect of human rights in the last year. The death toll related to starvation and government apathy has been steadily increasing. The Right to Food Campaign (RTFC) is organising a protest on Friday against the injustice meted out the rightful citizens of India. The protest will be held at Jharkhand Bhavan, New Delhi on July 13 at 2 pm.
 
“With an alarming number of starvation deaths and lynchings, the mere right to life is under attack in Jharkhand. Over the past ten months, at least 13 persons have succumbed to hunger in the state. Denial of social and economic entitlements contributed to the destitution of the victims’ families. In at least seven cases, Aadhaar-related failures were directly responsible for the denial of these entitlements. Instead of taking action against functionaries whose lapses have led to these deaths and measures to improve food security in the state, Jharkhand government has denied hunger as the cause of these deaths and absolved itself of any blame. Since March 2016, 13 persons have been lynched to death – most of who were Muslim – in the state. The perpetrators of this violence roam free. To protest against these injustices, the Right to Food Campaign is organising a protest,” the invite by RTFC said.
 
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