For people who has nowhere else to go or nobody wants, government sponsored shelters were the last hope for their survival, but as it turns out they cannot rely on such shelters for their basic comfort or consolation.
Advocate Rahul V. I., a lawyer and an activist along with his lawyer friends Vinod Mathew Wilson and Anand Brahmanand, has recently uploaded images and live video of a shelter home in Kollam. They call this place “Agathy Mandhiram” which means shrine, but you won’t find anything that can relate to this word in this place except for 150 souls who reside in this place with nowhere else to go. Those images were quite revealing and unexpected in a time like this.
Rahul says that, “There are over 150 inmates in this place out of which 65 are women from the age of 30 to 85, as of now this shelter just doesn’t have the resources to accommodate and take care of so many people. Almost half of those people are mentally ill and among there are people with infection and other forms of diseases.”