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Agnipath Protests: Bulldozers Make Appearance During Flag Marches In Aligarh

Agnipath Protests: Bulldozers Make Appearance During Flag Marches In Aligarh

After damage to public property in protests following now-suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma’s remarks against Prophet Mohammad, there have been cases where the authorities allegedly used bulldozers to demolish houses of those involved in violence.

21 June 2022
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...

13 June 2022

Flash Fiction: Dirt

The favourite jheel of a mohalla’s kids is bulldozed in front of their eyes

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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09 May 2022
Shaheen Bagh Anti-Encroachment Drive: Demolition Halted, SC Pulls Up SDMC

Shaheen Bagh Anti-Encroachment Drive: Demolition Halted, SC Pulls Up SDMC

Protests erupted in Shaheen Bagh ahead of a demolition drive on Monday as hundreds of people including women started dharna in the area after SDMC officials...


07 May 2022
Why Doesn't BJP Run Bulldozers On Unemployment, Asks Cong Chief Dotasra

Why Doesn't BJP Run Bulldozers On Unemployment, Asks Cong Chief Dotasra

The Congress chief highlighted various demolition drives conducted in BJP-ruled states and civic bodies in the recent past.


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...


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


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...


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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


01 May 2022
Labour Day: Mobility Of Humour

Labour Day: Mobility Of Humour

ART (a risky thought) is a project done by animator and cartoonist Sunil Nampu and artist Riyas Komu in collaboration.


27 April 2022
Mehbooba Mufti Hits Out At BJP As Hijab Controversy Enters Kashmir

Mehbooba Mufti Hits Out At BJP As Hijab Controversy Enters Kashmir

The former Chief Minister of erstwhile J&K state Mehbooba Mufti hit out at BJP, saying: ‘our girls will not give up their rights to choose’.


21 April 2022
'My Shop Was Legal': Jahangirpuri Demolition Raises Questions As Victims Cry Foul

'My Shop Was Legal': Jahangirpuri Demolition Raises Questions As Victims Cry Foul

Several residents of Jahangirpuri claimed they had no idea their shops would be demolished following a joint drive against 'illegal encroachment' on Wednesday,...


20 April 2022
Switch On Power Plants, Not 'Bulldozers Of Hate': Rahul Gandhi Tells Centre

Switch On Power Plants, Not 'Bulldozers Of Hate': Rahul Gandhi Tells Centre

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's remark came in connection to the incident where Centre ran bulldozers in the anti-encroachment drive in Delhi's violence-hit...


20 April 2022
Demolition Stopped In Delhi's Jahangirpuri Two Hours After SC Stay Order

Demolition Stopped In Delhi's Jahangirpuri Two Hours After SC Stay Order

An official said the anti-encroachment drive in Jahangirpuri, which witnessed clashes on Hanuman Jayanti last week, was stopped as soon as the order was...


13 April 2022
Curfew Continues In Madhya Pradesh’s Violence-Hit Khargone For Third Successive Day

Curfew Continues In Madhya Pradesh’s Violence-Hit Khargone For Third Successive Day

Madhya Pradesh Ram Navami violence: Nearly 100 people have been arrested so far for allegedly indulging in the violence which broke out after stones were...


12 April 2022
There's Hatred On BJP's Bulldozer: Rahul Gandhi

There's Hatred On BJP's Bulldozer: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday targeted the BJP government over the issues of price rise and unemployment.


11 March 2022
'Bulldozer Baba' Memes Flood Social Media As Yogi Adityanath Retains UP

'Bulldozer Baba' Memes Flood Social Media As Yogi Adityanath Retains UP

Following the victory of the Adityanath, saffron cadres were seen celebrating atop a bulldozer across Uttar Pradesh. And soon social media was flooded with...


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