Harsh winter raises concerns for Delhi's homeless | ABC Radio Australia
Activists in the Indian capital are calling on the government to show more warmth to the city's homeless, after it was revealed thousands are dying each year.
Another winter has descended on Delhi, and already hundreds of homeless are trembling in their thin blankets on cold pavements under flyovers and the sidewalks.
There are reportedly 150,000 homeless people in Delhi, and as the city drifts into the throes of a cold snap, there are fears many will not survive the harsh winter.
Delhi Police records pulled out by activists using the Right to Information showed 6,861 homeless deaths were reported from 2007 to 2011 across five districts in the capital.