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‘It was as if the entire country was walking’ -Jaideep Hardikar Months after walking home 800 kilometres in terrible conditions, migrant labourers in Maharashtra’s Gondia district recall their journey on foot from Telangana during the April-June period of the lockdown When their options ran out, Vijay Koreti and his friends decided to walk home. It was mid-April. India was under a strict lockdown brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. And they wondered how long they could remain stranded in their small Shanties in...

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Shanties make way for Modi in Varanasi -Piyush Srivastava

-The Telegraph Police arrive to demolish shelters of 200-odd residents of the city's Sujabad slum ahead of PM's visit Lucknow: When the police arrived on Tuesday to demolish their Shanties, the 200-odd residents of Varanasi’s Sujabad slum knew that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting the neighbourhood again. The homes of these 70 families had been demolished also on February 12, four days before Modi’s previous trip to his constituency. Modi will now...

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Statement by Right to Housing activists related to the Supreme Court order on demolition of Shanties along the railway tracks dated 31st August, 2020

-Press release by Right to Housing Activists dated 3rd September, 2020 A press release has been issued by Right to Housing activists related to the order of the Supreme Court dated 31st August, 2020 in MC Mehta versus Union of India, WP(C) 13029/1985, that asked for the demolition of Jhuggis (slums/ Shanties) along the railway tracks. The press release says that Jhuggis along the railway tracks are already covered by the...

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Gurugram: Shanties Razed for ‘Biodiversity Park’, 600 Families Left in Lurch -Ronak Chhabra Municipal official says corporation “acted upon” February orders, issued by NGT; no prior notice was served, alleged the aggrieved residents. The multiple calls to stay at and work from home to curb the COVID-19 outbreak ceased to be a crude joke for residents in Gurugram’s Sikanderpur area, after the municipal body carried out a demolition drive, rendering almost 600 families homeless earlier this week. The Shanties – which were home to many...

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Mumbai washes its hands of lakhs, do’s & don’ts don’t matter here -Kavitha Iyer

-The Indian Express While Maharashtra has seen 45 cases of infections and a death from coronavirus, there has been no evidence of community transmission. But in slums such as these, with population densities among the highest anywhere in the world, social distancing is an impossibility. Mumbai: Urmila Maurya, in her early thirties and a mother of three, can put into practice none of the protective measures against COVID-19 that are advised by...

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