Right to adequate housing in India a matter of 'urgency':UN expert

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 23 (APP): A United Nations human rights expert has called on the Indian government for immediate attention and implementation of the right to ensure adequate housing for the most disadvantaged, saying people were experiencing discrimination.

“I am extremely concerned for the millions of people who experience exclusion, discrimination, evictions, insecure tenure, homelessness and who lack hope of accessing affordable and adequate housing in their lifetimes,” Leilani Farha, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, warned at the end of her two-week official visit to the country.
Discrimination and social exclusion, urban homelessness, and evictions are among some most complex housing issues, according to the UN rights expert.