NEW DELHI (AP) — It’s hard to pinpoint the cause of the Indian youth homelessness crisis.
But the numbers tell a tale of desperation and isolation that echoes around the world.
And it’s a problem that’s only going to get worse.
The number of homeless youth has soared in recent years, and the number of youth facing institutional abuse is on the rise, with at least half of all homeless youth in the country being LGBTQ or transgender, according to data released last month by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
The government is taking steps to address the problem, including the implementation of anti-trafficking laws that target forced marriages and child marriages.
But for many young people, the impact of the new laws on their lives has been too much.
Homelessness is a growing issue in India, the largest economy in the world, and has increased dramatically since 2016, when it hit a record high of about 1.2 million.
That’s when the country’s population began to surge and India became the world’s second-most populous country after China.
More than one in four young Indians who live in poverty are LGBTQ, the UN Office on Drug and Crime said last year.
That was nearly double the rate of any other developing country.
It’s also an issue that’s often overlooked in India’s massive population growth.
Many people, including some politicians, say it’s not an issue to be concerned about.
India’s economic growth has been so strong that there is no need for such large numbers of people to be homeless.
But many young LGBTQ people are struggling in India because of social stigma and the fact that many young Indians are not being given the support they need.
It’s not a new problem.
It is a problem we are still fighting.
And that is a big problem.
The rise in youth homelessness is not a matter of the government ignoring it, said K.R. Krishnamurthy, a former deputy secretary general of the UNDP who has studied youth homelessness for years.
It can happen at the individual level, but the root problem is there are so many young homeless people, and many are being forced to live in conditions that they cannot survive.
He also noted that the government’s response to the homeless crisis has been uneven.
While it has taken measures to help homeless people in their homes, it has not taken action to help LGBTQ youth in general.
The lack of services and help is an issue, he said.
“There are not enough beds in the shelters, there are not adequate resources,” he said, adding that some homeless youth are staying in hotels and hotels are not providing them with clean drinking water.
Rights groups say India’s homelessness is an economic and social problem.
In 2015, India’s LGBTI youth made up about 20 percent of the countrys youth population, but now it’s almost 60 percent.
In many parts of India, LGBTI people are forced into sex work, a practice that can result in violence, exploitation and abuse.
Many LGBTQ people, especially young people of color, face discrimination, said Raja Shah, a researcher at the Center for Research and Development Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, who has also studied homeless youth.
He has worked on homeless youth issues for the past 20 years.
I have worked with youth homeless in cities across India.
They face the same challenges as the rest of the population, he added.
India has a long history of poverty, which makes people desperate for any way to survive.
Homophobia and discrimination are part of the problem.
India is home to more than 40 percent of world’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender population, with the vast majority living in poverty.
The country is also one of the worlds most misogynistic countries.
The homeless have few options for shelter and are often turned away from services and even their own homes, said N.M. Goyal, an advocate at the Indian Human Rights Commission.
They’re at risk of being evicted from their homes because they are not in the housing system.
They are being left out of the housing market, and not given the social services that they need, Goyal said.
They are being ignored by the government, which has been slow to address their needs.
We are very conscious of our social problems, but we are also mindful of our economic problems.
But it’s very difficult to change that because we have to build trust in the government.
They have a lot of power.
So we are very hopeful that this will change soon.
I think the government has to make a big change.
I’m sure they have a good idea.
It will be difficult.
But I think they need to look at it from the bottom up and start with the grassroots.
The government needs to start listening to the community and the LGBTI community, said M.A. Shah, an Indian LGBTI rights activist.
They need to understand what it is that they are talking about, she said.
The lack of social services is not the only