Central & South Asia

Homeless and Disabled in India: A Continuation of Human Suffering


July 11, 2014 18:54 EDT

Amid failures to implement sufficient social programs in India, a community of homeless disabled people try to survive.

After being elected in the largest democratic exercise on the planet, Narendra Modi certainly has his work cut out for him. Corruption, rising crime rates, absence of the rule of law and widespread poverty continue to plague India, as its citizens voted in hope of change and progress.

But beyond talk of the new prime minister’s “Gujarat model” of economic prosperity, life in India’s slums is a continuation of human suffering.

For the disabled and homeless of India, the daily struggle is beyond the already unbearable conditions faced by the country’s poor. Without help from the government, there is little hope for the future but to stick together.

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