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Delhi starvation death of 3 minor girls "linked" to lack of food security

By Our Representative
The Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan (DRRAA), a civil rights group, has said the deaths of three minor girls (aged 2, 4 and 8). in Mandawali, East Delhi, due to starvation, is directly linked with the issue of lack of food security and social security of the poor and marginalized in the country’s capital.
A statement by DRRAA said, adding, the situation is especially dire for children, elderly and the homeless, who are the most vulnerable, stressing on the need to remove barriers which prevent people from accessing it, such as need to show identity proof/residence proof/Aadhaar etc., which is “inhumane and a violation of the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution.”
Those who have signed the statement include co-convenor of the National Campaign for People's Right to Information Anjali Bhardwaj, Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan’s Aruna Roy, Nikhil Dey and Shankar Singh, and Prafulla Samantara of the Lok Shakti Abhiyan.

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