Human Rights Measure

Human Rights
Human Rights

Government of NCT of Delhi, Delhi Disaster Management Authority

Date Enacted: April 2020
Country: India
Region: South Asia

Building on an earlier government order, and to “prevent any crowding/congregation of large number of homeless people” at one particular location, as well as “to ensure social distancing protocol to curb the menace of COVID19,” more than 4000 “homeless persons” were “shifted . . . and accommodated at  . . . temporary shelters in various Districts and provided with food and other basic amenities.” The order outlines the entities responsible for ensuring “sanitation/cleaning,” “water supply & electricity,” and “medical facilities.”  The order further directs “that all District Deputy Commissioners of Police shall ensure that any shelterless/homeless person found anywhere on the roads/streets or any other public place … is accommodated in one of the temporary shelters… without any delay.”