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

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...

20 May 2022

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

An anti-encroachment drive was cancelled on Wednesday too at Sultanpuri's Fish Market area due to unavailability of police force, said an official.

Demolition Politics Ignores The Ecological Impact Of 'Development'

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...

12 May 2022

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...

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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...


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...


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


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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


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
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...


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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


28 April 2022
Left Parties Stage Protest, Say Anti-Encroachment Drives In Delhi Creating Environment Of Hate

Left Parties Stage Protest, Say Anti-Encroachment Drives In Delhi Creating Environment Of Hate

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, party leader Brinda Karat and CPI-ML politburo member Kavita Krishnan were present in the demonstration.


26 April 2022
Gujarat: After Ram Navami Violence, Demolition Drive Begins In Riot-Hit Himmatnagar

Gujarat: After Ram Navami Violence, Demolition Drive Begins In Riot-Hit Himmatnagar

A communal clash had broken out near Chhapariya area during a Ram Navami procession on April 10, when  members from two communities resorted to pelting...


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,...


21 April 2022
Jahangirpuri Demolition Drive Against Illegal Rohingyas And Bangladeshis Has Made AAP Nervous: BJP

Jahangirpuri Demolition Drive Against Illegal Rohingyas And Bangladeshis Has Made AAP Nervous: BJP

BJP said AAP is patronising Rohingiyas and Bangladeshis and is nervous at their encroachments being removed.


16 April 2022
Muslim Community To Move MP High Court Against BJP Govt's 'Selective' Demolition Drive Post-Violence

Muslim Community To Move MP High Court Against BJP Govt's 'Selective' Demolition Drive Post-Violence

Stating that the demolition drive has rendered several people homeless, a Muslim cleric asked why the government was punishing the family members of those who...


17 January 2022
Mehbooba Visits Families Rendered Homeless By JDA's Demolition Drive

Mehbooba Visits Families Rendered Homeless By JDA's Demolition Drive

Jammu Development Authority (JDA) retrieved prime land worth crores of rupees from alleged encroachers during an anti-encroachment drive with the assistance of...


04 December 2021
Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.


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