An illegal public hearing comprising of handpicked villagers was organised in Rayagada district of Odisha in Oct 2021.
People have drowned, starved, and died, but nobody is talking about rehabilitation plans. Why? Sardar Sarovar Dam was fully filled before schedule for Prime Minister’s 69th birthday, resulting in hundreds of villages and hectors of land under water. Thousand of families, faced displacement, and loss of livelihood.
Residents of the Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area were forced to relocate to Mahul, having hazardous living conditions and bad air quality.
While the Hockey World Cup 2018 was kicked off with aplomb, 2000 people evicted for the expansion of its venue continue to live in deplorable conditions.
Fourteen persons from two villages in Maharashtra rehabilitated; over a 100 families in the state are still waiting.
The Forest Right Act does not apply to Jammu & Kashmir, making nomadic communities in the state vulnerable to alienation, eviction and violence.
The PESA law makes it mandatory for village councils to be consulted before any land acquisition in the village, but it is being blatantly violated today.