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High Court Adjourns Hearing Of Petition Against The Demolition Of Activist's House In Prayagraj Violence

High Court Adjourns Hearing Of Petition Against The Demolition Of Activist's House In Prayagraj Violence

The Allahabad High Court, on Monday, postponed the hearing of a petition filed by the wife of the accused in Prayagraj violence.

28 June 2022
FIRs, Demolitions & Distress: No End To The Daily Struggles Of Tribal Communities In Jammu & Kashmir

FIRs, Demolitions & Distress: No End To The Daily Struggles Of Tribal Communities In Jammu & Kashmir

Forest dwellers in the union territory wait for long delayed laws as new challenges threaten their traditional way of life.

21 June 2022

Anti-Encroachment Drive In Delhi's Mangolpuri Cancelled Due To Unavailability Of Police Force

According to an official of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC), the drive to remove temporary and permanent encroachment from roads and government...

Kolkata Metro Construction: Demolition Of Building Underway At Bowbazar After Several Houses Develop Cracks

Kolkata Metro Construction: Demolition Of Building Underway At Bowbazar After Several Houses Develop Cracks

A team of experts from Jadavpur University Tuesday visited the affected buildings, which are several decades old, to ascertain the extent of damages suffered.

17 May 2022

Demolition Politics Ignores The Ecological Impact Of 'Development'

Construction and demolition (C and D) waste is considered to be one of the top sources of pollution and environmental degradation globally. It has been...

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29 May 2022
Flash Fiction: Dirt

Flash Fiction: Dirt

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


10 May 2022
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
The Demolition Drive At Shaheen Bagh That Never Happened, But Did It Give A Message?

The Demolition Drive At Shaheen Bagh That Never Happened, But Did It Give A Message?

The demolition, which was slated to be held just metres away from the CAA/NRC protest site at Shaheen Bagh, is being seen by many as a way to silence the...


10 May 2022
Housing For Homeless: A Never Ending Wait For The Unsung City-makers

Housing For Homeless: A Never Ending Wait For The Unsung City-makers

Despite constitutional provisions and several landmark Supreme Court judgments, the right to shelter continues to be neglected by the successive...


09 May 2022
Gurugram Eviction Drive Turns Rural Poor Into Urban Homeless

Gurugram Eviction Drive Turns Rural Poor Into Urban Homeless

Driven out of their native villages by poverty, illiteracy and inequality, migrant workers come to metropolis cities with big dreams. But they end up as...


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08 May 2022
Rajasthan Police Team In Noida To Arrest TV Journalist

Rajasthan Police Team In Noida To Arrest TV Journalist

Three FIRs have been registered against Chopra, including in Bundi, Alwar and Dungarpur districts under various sections pertaining to sedition, outraging...


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...


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


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