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Bulldozer Is Back In UP: A Lawful Act Or A Political Vendetta?

Bulldozer Is Back In UP: A Lawful Act Or A Political Vendetta?

Of the various forms of punishment, an eye for an eye is the most primal one. The bulldozer is several notches ahead -- when the home of an accused is demolished, other family members become the inevitable target.

13 June 2022
Uttar Pradesh Government Demolishes 'Illegal' House Of Prayagraj Violence Accused

Uttar Pradesh Government Demolishes 'Illegal' House Of Prayagraj Violence Accused

Properties of two people accused of rioting were demolished on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur.

12 June 2022

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal To Hold Meeting Of AAP MLAs On BJP’s Anti-Encroachment Drive

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Monday hold a key meeting of AAP MLAs on the anti-encroachment drive by the BJP-ruled civic bodies in different...

How Bulldozers Dehumanise The Urban Poor

How Bulldozers Dehumanise The Urban Poor

Khori Gaon’s ruthless forced eviction showed us a glimpse of bulldozer politics. It legitimised treating the urban poor and minorities inhumanely.  

10 May 2022

How Shaheen Bagh Became Hub Of Anti-CAA Protests In 2019-20

The sight of protesters flooding the roads to prevent the demolition brings back memories of the days and nights of protest at Shaheen Bagh which became the...

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07 May 2022
Bulldozer Poems: A Voice of Resistance

Bulldozer Poems: A Voice of Resistance

The bulldozer politics of the current times has ignited rare poetics among Hindi poets, prompting them to create a bond of solidarity with victims.


07 May 2022
Demolition Squad

Demolition Squad

How did the bulldozer turn into a symbol of masculine leadership and administrative vigour? And why are only the poor and vulnerable always in the line of...


09 May 2022
Delhi Bulldozer Politics: Why Shaheen Bagh Demolition Plans Are Raising A Row

Delhi Bulldozer Politics: Why Shaheen Bagh Demolition Plans Are Raising A Row

The SDMC-led demolition in Shaheen Bagh was initially cancelled on Thursday due to the lack of availability of adequate police force. Critics however feel the...


13 June 2022
Demolition Diary: 'If I Am Illiterate Today, It Is Fault Of The Government'

Demolition Diary: 'If I Am Illiterate Today, It Is Fault Of The Government'

A 15-year-old Mumbai slum-dweller describes life after his house was razed during a demolition drive


29 May 2022
Crushing Dreams And Livelihoods

Crushing Dreams And Livelihoods

The recent demolition drives in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh were ‘acts of malice’ by an insensitive administration


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13 June 2022
Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

Selective Demolition: When Jammu’s Gujjars Faced The Demolition Squad

The issue is not of ‘land jihad’ or Hindus versus Muslims, but between the tribal community with no power and influence and the administration that...


13 June 2022
Demolishing Homes Of Poor And Minority Bulldozes Human Rights

Demolishing Homes Of Poor And Minority Bulldozes Human Rights

When the Constitution and every law in it insists on due process, even for a murderer, can bulldozers and excavators be used to teach a lesson to someone the...


13 June 2022
Courts Backing The Executive On Demolitions Is More Painful

Courts Backing The Executive On Demolitions Is More Painful

Judges calling slum dwellers ‘encroachers’ goes against constitutional human rights and indicates the sorry state of the poor


13 June 2022
Demolition Politics: In Rajasthan’s Alwar, Even The Sacred Is Not Spared

Demolition Politics: In Rajasthan’s Alwar, Even The Sacred Is Not Spared

Successive BJP and Congress governments have been accused of razing temples in Rajgarh, leading to a political slugfest between the parties


13 June 2022
Crushing Claws: Bulldozer Is A Kangaroo Court, A Modern Version Of Guillotine

Crushing Claws: Bulldozer Is A Kangaroo Court, A Modern Version Of Guillotine

Bulldozer is now being deployed to construct the perception of a tough leader, an urban legend, which gets intensified with monikers like Bulldozer Baba and...


29 May 2022
Tentacles Of Power

Tentacles Of Power

For the last 40 years, Delhiites would have heard now and then that the tony Sainik Farms with heated swimming pools and mini golf courses—where top...


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29 May 2022
Patna’s Glorious Past Is Being Erased As Heritage Buildings Face Demolition

Patna’s Glorious Past Is Being Erased As Heritage Buildings Face Demolition

Bulldozers are ramming through the vibrant and rich architectural heritage of the city, which was at the centre of international trade during the 17th century.


13 June 2022
Politically Motivated Demolition Drives Threaten Rule Of Law And Principles Of Natural Justice: Legal Experts

Politically Motivated Demolition Drives Threaten Rule Of Law And Principles Of Natural Justice: Legal Experts

Legal experts claim both the Delhi Municipal Corporation Act, 1957, and Delhi Development Act, 1957, debar authorities from demolition without serving prior...


13 June 2022
Bulldozers In Mumbai: The Capital Of Crushed Dreams

Bulldozers In Mumbai: The Capital Of Crushed Dreams

How Mumbai has become the city of demolitions and redevelopment projects that never take off


25 April 2022
AAP Ups Ante Against BJP's 'Bulldozer Politics', Takes Out Foot Marches In Delhi

AAP Ups Ante Against BJP's 'Bulldozer Politics', Takes Out Foot Marches In Delhi

AAP took out foot marches at various locations in the city against the BJP's bulldozer politics, and asked people to not get intimidated and threatened by the...


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