"Let no one die of hunger:" Allahabad High Court quashes UP Govt order to give preference to “self-help groups” in allotment of fair price shop

"Right to food is inherent in Article 21 of the Constitution of India obliging the State to ensure the execution of its duties in the true spirit of Article 47 r/w Article 39-A of the Constitution." the court said
"Let no one die of hunger:" Allahabad High Court quashes UP Govt order to give preference to “self-help groups” in allotment of fair price shop
Food Security Act, 2013

In a significant ruling, the Allahabad High Court on Monday held that granting preference to “self-help groups” in allotment of fair price shop is unconstitutional and ultra vires the provisions of National Food Security Act and UP Panchayati Raj Act. The court said that right to food is a fundamental right and no one should die of hunger. (Haripal v. State of UP)

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