Cold waves are an annual feature and so are the frozen bodies of homeless people. With dipping temperatures, the situation gets even worst for women, children, old and disabled population who are forced to live on the streets.
In spite of progressive orders and directives passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the plight of the homeless especially in winters is severe. Even if some states have a bare minimum number of shelters in place, they are either only for men, temporary or nonfunctional, or devoid of any amenities within the shelter. There are hardly any shelters for women, or for the disabled.
Unfortunately, winter and monsoon are the times when the plight of homeless gets a little noticed.