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Friday, July 08, 2005

The Livelihood Freedom Campaign

One of the most pernicious denials of freedom in our country affects poor people who try to earn an honest living in the cities of India, but are not allowed to do so by government functionaries. This is superbly detailed in "Law, Liberty and Livelihood", brought out by the Centre for Civil Society, a Delhi-based organisation. I have written about this here, here and here.

Well, CCS has been carrying out a campaign on this issue for a while now, and, among many other things, are currently preparing an excellent petition to the government of India. I have just signed this petition, and if you care about this issue I urge you to do so as well, and to spread the word. If their campaign works out, it will have a real and immediate impact on the lives of millions of people in the streets of India. In fact, we will all benefit, as Metcalfe's Law will ensure. Please do sign the petition if you agree, and spread the word.
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