An individual lying in a metal-framed bed inside the Asha Kiran institution.

Nearly 1000 men, women, and children are trapped in Asha Kiran, most of whom will live there for their entire lives. Some are confined to a bed with limited to no activity and are at risk of irreversibly stunted physical, intellectual, emotional, and social development.

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