Activating the National Human Rights Commission to secure land and homes for Muhasar people
Location: Udayapura village, Pathardeva Block, Deora District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Timeline: 1994 - 2012
Principal organisations: SDF
The Social Development Foundation (SDF) sent a petition to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India to solicit food and housing rights for the Muhasars, one of the poorest Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Udayapura village, Uttar Pradesh. Thanks to continuous advocacy during four years, the district administration’s attitude changed. Not only land for housing, food subsidies and schooling was provided to the villagers, but also services such as electricity, water and sanitation.
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