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Delhi lawyers provide blankets to homeless living under flyovers


By Neasa MacErlean

23 December 2015 at 09:01 BST


A law firm in Delhi has raised enough money to buy 160 blankets for the homeless, at a time when those sleeping rough are at risk of dying from the cold.

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The group hopes to raise enough to buy 5,000 blankets, which will be distributed until February. The leader of the inititiative, lawyer Sahil Bhalaik, said: 'Homeless people in Delhi, living under flyovers, underpasses, railway stations and bus stands live a difficult life. The winter chill takes several lives in the NCR [National Capital Region] each year. Over-crowded night shelters run by the government and NGOs are just not enough to accommodate the thousands of homeless people and migrants in Delhi.' Source: Legally India

 
   
 
 
 

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