Homeless spent the night on footpaths in Delhi on Thursday [Photo/ANI]
Homeless spent the night on footpaths in Delhi on Thursday [Photo/ANI]

Delhi: Despite shelter homes, homeless spend nights out in cold

ANI | Updated: Dec 19, 2019 09:15 IST


New Delhi [India], Dec 19 (ANI): Despite the availability of night shelter homes, many homeless prefer to sleep on footpaths in the biting cold citing that the accommodation provided by the government lacks basic facilities and have unhygienic conditions.
"We are forced to sleep on the footpaths as the shelter homes are dirty. Some of the drug addicts are also taking shelter there. We burn wood to warm ourselves, "Mohammed Salim Khan, a homeless.
"We do not even have a blanket to cover ourselves in this chilly winter. Here, night shelter are not very good. It was windy throughout the night, "Zakir Hussain, another homeless.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the minimum and maximum temperatures of the capital will hover around 8 degrees Celsius and 19 degrees Celsius.
For the next two days, the sky will generally be cloudy with light rain or drizzle. The temperature would be around 9 degrees Celsius and 20 degrees Celsius. (ANI)

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