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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