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Forced Eviction

Eviction Diary: What Happens When Dreams Die

A woman writes about life on the streets in Mumbai

21 January 2023

With Hotels Up For Grabs In A Planned Auction, Gulmarg's Hoteliers Stare At Uncertainties

While it remains to be seen whether the government will budge under pressure in the case of the taking over of ‘grazing land’ and ‘state land’, the government is certain about auctioning properties in Gulmarg and...

20 January 2023

Amchi Mumbai’s Unwanted: The Sordid Saga Of Annabhau Sathe Nagar

Named after one the most iconic figures of Dalit empowerment in Maharashtra, the residents of the slum on Mumbai’s creek live perpetually under the brutal and rapacious claws of BMC authorities and their bulldozers

20 January 2023

A Filmmaker On His Encounter With Violence Of Evictions In Jharkhand

Economic development that threatens the lives and livelihoods of indigenous people cannot be the only model available to us

20 January 2023

Dispossessing Minorities In The Name Of Homeland Security In Assam

Eviction and harassment of minority community, who are Muslims of Bengali origin, in Assam continues unabated and unchallenged as the ruling BJP compares its eviction drives as the ‘Last Battle of Saraighat’

20 January 2023

How Electoral Arithmetic Outweighs The Marginalised When It Comes To Evictions

Anti-displacement movements, while often impeding government’s developmental plans, have rarely impacted political parties electorally.

20 January 2023

The Never-Ending Narmada Nightmare

Decades after the Narmada Bachao Andolan began, the struggle over evictions still continues

20 January 2023

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'Slums Of Despair': Delhi Developing On The Rubble Of Bulldozed Homes And Dreams

While authorities in Delhi destroy homes of the poor in the name of development and beautification, rights activists claim that in most cases, urban slum clusters mushroom around the so-called ‘elite’ and ‘high...

20 January 2023

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20 January 2023
Evictions In Ranchi: With Houses Bulldozed, Dalits & Adivasis Have Nowhere To Hide

Evictions In Ranchi: With Houses Bulldozed, Dalits & Adivasis Have Nowhere To Hide

The fact that they had been living there for decades does not matter to authorities when they bulldoze the homes of hundreds of Adivasis and Dalits, rendering...


19 January 2023
'We Are Being Made Scapegoat': Haldwani Evictions Reveal Long Trail Of Clashing Claims

'We Are Being Made Scapegoat': Haldwani Evictions Reveal Long Trail Of Clashing Claims

In the transit town of Haldwani, about 50,000 people are currently embroiled in a legal tussle with the North Eastern Railways and the state government for...


18 January 2023
Eviction & Dispossession: Keeping The Poor On Tenterhooks

Eviction & Dispossession: Keeping The Poor On Tenterhooks

When it comes to protecting the rights of the poor, the higher judiciary is more punitive than protective


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