Activating the National Human Rights Commission to secure land and homes for Muhasar people

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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Author: 
Bhadwaj Shivani (Sathi All For Partnerships), Jan Cherlet (ILC Secretariat) and Giulia Baldinelli (ILC Secretariat)
Year: 
2016