Three brothers died in Karnataka after being denied food rations for lack of Aadhaar

Three Dalit brothers died of starvation in July near Karnataka’s Gokarna town after the family was denied rations for six months because they did not have an Aadhaar card, a fact-finding report by a civil rights group has claimed. The report, by activists from the People’s Union for Civil Liberties, was submitted to the state government on October 13, three days before reported the death of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand whose family’s ration card was not linked to Aadhaar. The child’s mother told Right to Food activists that she died asking for rice.

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