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Photos: The Underprivileged people of 49-Dargaz village


Photos by Amir Hossein Khorgoui, ISNA

The people in the village of 49-Dargaz in Iran's southern province of Hormozgan are living in the most primitive conditions deprived of the very basic necessities such as proper housing, water, sanitation, education and health care. Will any help ever arrive for these underprivileged people?

Iran's Department of Statistics announced in May 2010 that 10 million Iranians live under the "Absolute Poverty Line" and 30 million live under the "Relative Poverty Line."

Over thirty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini proclaimed equity and social justice as the Revolution's main objective. His successor, Ayatollah Khamene'i, continues to refer to social justice as the revolution's defining theme. Similarly, Presidents Khatami and Ahmadinejad, though they are from very different political persuasions, placed heavy emphasis on social justice in their political rhetoric. Yet the very fact that 30 years after the revolution social justice continues to occupy the highest place in Iran's political discourse implies that this goal of the revolution remains as elusive as ever.

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