India - Jesuits lead the Campaign for Right to Food and Work in West Bengal
Udayani Social Action Forum of Calcutta Province has been leading the NGO campaign for Right to Food and Work in West Bengal. On June 18th they brought together twenty one people's organizations for a workshop and planned a month long campaign in various parts of the state through signature campaigns, poster campaigns and symbolic protest rallies in front of the district administration with the slogan "Tala Kholo -Khabar Dao- Churi Bandhu Karo" (Open the food warehouse - give food - stop stealing). The first of such protests was led by Udayani in South 24 Parganas District on 27 June. 'Right to Food' has been a nationwide campaign demanding the federal government to enact a law to ensure citizens' right to food. Read more...