Rajasthan Polls: Amid Tall Claims of Development, People Dying of Hunger in Rajsamand

75 years old Chunni Bai died on September 27 allegedly due to starvation.

Interview with Uday Singh
Interviewed by Tarique Anwar Produced by Newsclick Team,

Chunni Bai, a resident of Panton Ki Anti in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, allegedly died of hunger on September 27 this year. She and her husband Uday Singh – both above 75 – had nothing to eat for five days. They had not received their ration and old-age pension (Rs 750 per month) for the past two months. Every time they went to ration shop, they went sent back empty handed by the dealer as their bio-metrics were not working.

The death took place a day after the Supreme Court upheld constitutionality of most of the ADHAAR Act. “Authentication under Section 7 would be required as a condition for receipt of a subsidy, benefit or service,” the apex court had said. Newsclick spoke to the Uday Singh, husband of the deceased.

Courtesy: Newsclick.in



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