Tag: forced evictions

Awaz Ho Buland: Nationwide Home Demolitions During Pandemic Times Is A Violation of Human Rights

 
/ February 3, 2022

Demolitions across 22 states have rendered more than 54,000 people homeless.

Human Rights Day Celebrations at Video Volunteers

 
/ December 28, 2021

18 years of reporting on human rights violations and making a difference to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Kanhar Damned

 
/ April 17, 2015

 Local police opened-fire at a gathering of 1500 people protesting the construction of the Kanhar Dam at 7 am on 14th April. Residents of the area, a majority of whom aretribals and Dalits, have been at loggerheads with the administration since 1973 when the Dam was originally conceived as an...

Abki Baar Company Sarkar? | Did we vote in a corporate government this time?

 
/ January 14, 2015

In Jharkhand, some 228 families have spent the last three years clinging to their land, defying the Indian government, the World Bank and an international coal conglomerate. But the government’s decision to do away with mandatory consent in the Land Acquisition Act may spell the end of their struggle.  ...

Some relief post illegal demolition

 
/ March 15, 2016

The government of Odisha demolished houses of 60 families without any prior notification and used police force to confine the residents when they protested and pleaded them to at least take out their belongings. This kind of demolition, rendered illegal in India and other parts of the world under Article...

Lower Suktel Dam destroying Tribal’s livelihood

 
/ October 27, 2015

Banchhorpalli, Bolangir, Odisha | Satya Banchhor  Banchhorpalli is a tribal dominated village that falls under Loisingha block of Bolangir district, Odisha. This village comes in the list of those 29 villages which would be submerged in Lower Suktel Dam project. The resident forest-dwelling tribe considers Mahua tree(Madhuca Longifolia) as a...

Fear of Homelessness Looms Large in a Mumbai Slum

 
/ July 15, 2015

15th July 2015 | Mumbai, Maharashtra | Amol Lalzare The residents of Sathe Nagar, a slum close to the Mumbai airport, do not know when the roof over their heads will disappear. Since 2006, surveys have been conducted in silence and demolitions underway as part of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority’s...

Land Taken on Name of Development but no Compensation, Mandu Block, Ramgarh, Jharkhand

 
/ December 31, 2014

The Central Government’s recommendations to make significant changes in the Land Acquisition Act 2013, most significantly the removal of the consent clause have left civil society and human rights activists shocked. The changes have been justified by those in power as a means to make the process of acquisition much...