Post Tagged with: "Urban Housing"

Protest against displacement of housing and livelihoods calls for halt to evictions

Protest against displacement of housing and livelihoods calls for halt to evictions

While evictions of the poor from their huts and small houses should be avoided as far as possible in all circumstances, the situation since the pandemic appeared has been all the more difficult for the weaker sections as they suffered very big losses in earnings and employment. What is more weather conditions have also been becoming more adverse in these[Read More…]

by 07/09/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Ghunghutipada Slum in Sambalpur district of Odisha – How Temple project discriminates against the Landless Dalit

Ghunghutipada Slum in Sambalpur district of Odisha – How Temple project discriminates against the Landless Dalit

The Ghunghutipada slum in ward no.17 of Sambalpur Municipal Corporation is home to more than 200 households belonging to scheduled castes (SCs). About 400 years back the then king Rajabalaram Deo had engaged their forefathers to beat drums during temple rituals and also to maintain the cleanliness of the temple premises. Since then they have been staying over the land[Read More…]

by 01/08/2022 Comments are Disabled India
India–Why Efforts for the Homeless Need A Big Boost

India–Why Efforts for the Homeless Need A Big Boost

If the homeless people faced a difficult time earlier in heat wave conditions, they are now suffering due to heavy rain in many places. Yet concerns relating to them hardly ever become a leading concern, except perhaps for a very few days in a year in a few places where deaths on footpaths caused by cold wave are reported. The[Read More…]

by 01/07/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Workers Made Homeless on May Day by Large Scale Slum Demolitions in Chandigarh

Workers Made Homeless on May Day by Large Scale Slum Demolitions in Chandigarh

dem On May 1, in the presence of heavy police force, demolition squads of Chandigarh swooped on huts and houses of colony number 4, Industrial Area Phase 1. The homes and hearths of nearly 5000 people, all of them from the poorest sections of one of the most affluent cities of India, were destroyed within a few hours. Many of[Read More…]

by 04/05/2022 Comments are Disabled India
Photo Credit/Dainik Tribune newspaper

Thousands of Poorest and Most Vulnerable People Threatened by Demolitions in Ambala and Chandigarh

  In recent times urban poor households have faced great difficulties due to the pandemic as well as loss of livelihoods and income. In such times they need help and certainly nothing should be done which will increase their difficulties. So it is really very disturbing to know that thousands of hut and slum dwellers have been recently threatened by[Read More…]

by 05/03/2022 Comments are Disabled India
DDA betrays 4,000 families including 42 families of  Leprosy community residing at Kathputli Colony

DDA betrays 4,000 families including 42 families of  Leprosy community residing at Kathputli Colony

New Delhi, November 18, 2021: A Press Conference was organized by The National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW) at Press Club today on the betrayal of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in allotting houses to the families who were residing at Kathputli Colony. Kathputli Colony is majorly a colony of artists of national and international reputation. Around 4,000 families were living[Read More…]

by 18/11/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Capture of Public Land in Mumbai

Capture of Public Land in Mumbai

The Piramals are the in-laws of the Mukesh Ambani family. This article has for its reference point a new high rise luxury building recently built by the Piramals in Mumbai. The capture of textile mill land by capitalists and throwing out thousands of workers from central area in Mumbai is one of the biggest land scandals in modern India. I[Read More…]

by 29/09/2021 Comments are Disabled India
The Rehabilitation Policy for Khori Gaon is not ready, The orders of Supreme Court are not being followed

The Rehabilitation Policy for Khori Gaon is not ready, The orders of Supreme Court are not being followed

In Khori Gaon, hundreds of families have been displaced and thousands of houses are being brutally demolished each day. After the completion of the demolition drive, the destitute working-class residents are being forced to live without any shelter. They are also being immediately and forcibly removed from the area and being threatened with police action. Despite the order of the[Read More…]

by 08/08/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Dalit families targeted in Demolition Drive Undertaken by Bangalore Development Authority

Dalit families targeted in Demolition Drive Undertaken by Bangalore Development Authority

Dalit families targeted in Demolition Drive Undertaken by Bangalore Development Authority in Doddabettahalli   (Yelahanka Hobli, Bangalore North)  In a most shocking development, officials of the Bangalore Development Authority, backed by Bangalore Police, destroyed about 10 houses of villagers of Doddabettahalli. Each and every one of the families affected were from Dalit communities. In a similar drive, about 22 houses had been demolished at Somashettahalli, MedaAgrahara and Lakshmipura villages of the[Read More…]

by 08/08/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Khori Gaon residents: Victims not ‘encroachers’

Khori Gaon residents: Victims not ‘encroachers’

Since 14th July, the Haryana Government has been brutally demolishing houses built by Khori Gaon residents who have been living on this land for decades. Along with the bulldozers the residents have also been dealing with police violence and harassment simultaneously. The Municipal Corporation of Faridabad framed a draft policy for rehabilitation of Khori Gaon residents 5 weeks after the[Read More…]

by 25/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Khori Gaon Demolitions Public Hearing: Panel alarmed at human rights violations

Khori Gaon Demolitions Public Hearing: Panel alarmed at human rights violations

20th July, 2021: This public hearing was organised to hear the affected citizens of Khorigaon and understand the status of implementation of the Supreme Court’s order of 7 June 2021. The Jury members included Environmentalist Ashish Kothari, Environmentalist Claude Alvares, Social Activist Ms. Anjali Bhardwaj, Adv. Tripti Poddar, Housing Right Activist, Prof. Amita Bhide from TISS, Mumbai and Prof. Bittu K.[Read More…]

by 20/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
India must halt mass eviction that threatens to leave 100,000 homeless – UN experts

India must halt mass eviction that threatens to leave 100,000 homeless – UN experts

GENEVA (16 July 2021) – UN human rights experts* today called on India to halt evictions of some 100,000 people – including 20,000 children – that began this week in the midst of monsoon rains. Demolition of homes began on Wednesday, 14 July, in a village in Haryana State built on protected forest land, even though the forest was actually[Read More…]

by 16/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Around 1000 Houses Demolished In Khori Gaon

Around 1000 Houses Demolished In Khori Gaon

Delhi and Haryana governments cannot shy away from the responsibility of the Khorigaon people. Without a feasible rehabilitation plan, stop the demolition in the midst of monsoon.  Demolition continued in Khori village during the first monsoon rains in Delhi. Sitting in the comfort of her office, Garima Mittal, the commissioner of Faridabad Municipality, carried out the demolition drive. On July[Read More…]

by 15/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Police arrest activists and protestors at Khori village

Police arrest activists and protestors at Khori village

Not too far from the border of Delhi, Haryana’s Khori village has been the site of an unwavering protest movement. After a Supreme Court order on June 07, 2021 mandated the demolition of the slums of Khori village, the residents of the village took to protesting to save their houses. Most of the residents at the village are migrants from[Read More…]

by 02/07/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
In Pandemic Times No One Should Be Made Homeless

In Pandemic Times No One Should Be Made Homeless

In the middle of a raging pandemic no demolition of houses should take place and no one should be made homeless or evicted from their established place of residence. This simple statement has a universal resonance. Take it to any part of world, to anyone concerned with basic human values, not to mention human rights, and they will endorse this.[Read More…]

by 19/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
 Supreme Court verdict turns to be the downfall of Khori

 Supreme Court verdict turns to be the downfall of Khori

Struggle for Right to Life, Housing and Rehabilitation of 1 lakh people continues.. New Delhi, 18 June,2021: The 50 year old secular Khori village, near Surajkund tourist spot (Faridabad, Harayana), inhabited by various sections is on the verge of being uprooted because of the Supreme Court order. Despite the existence of various farmhouses and high rise hotel buildings , the[Read More…]

by 19/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Stop Unjust Evictions of 10 thousand households in Khori Gaon, Faridabad

Stop Unjust Evictions of 10 thousand households in Khori Gaon, Faridabad

 NAPM Condemns the unjustifiable order of the Supreme Court to Evict around One Lakh Residents of Khori Gaon, Haryana, without Rehabilitation in the Middle of the Pandemic Right to Housing of Working-Class people Living in Precarious Conditions is inalienable: ‘Environmental Protection’ cannot be an excuse to deprive vulnerable people of shelter 15th June, 2021: National Alliance of People’s Movements denounces[Read More…]

by 15/06/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Housing Right of the Poor Should be Respected As A Very Basic Human Right

Housing Right of the Poor Should be Respected As A Very Basic Human Right

Housing right or the right to shelter is a very basic human right that deserves universal recognition and respect. This needs to be re-emphasized at a time when some decisions in violation of this are being taken and there are a lot of apprehensions regarding whether these may become more frequent. Of course no right can be absolute or arbitrary,[Read More…]

by 12/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
 Ensure the Constitutional Right to Dignified Housing for Migrant Labourers of Ahmedabad

 Ensure the Constitutional Right to Dignified Housing for Migrant Labourers of Ahmedabad

NAPM Stands with the Migrant Labourers of Ahmedabad Demanding Basic Living Facilities The past year has exposed the dire situation of migrant workers across India, who continue to work in precarious conditions. On 15th February, 2021, almost 1000 migrant labourers, members of the labour union Majur Adhikar Manch, gathered in Ahmedabad in front of the District Collector’s office, to submit a[Read More…]

by 21/02/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Demolition of settlements in the Prime Minister’s own constituency, Varanasi is condemnable

Demolition of settlements in the Prime Minister’s own constituency, Varanasi is condemnable

 The Modi government has been selling the dream of a ‘Smart City’ to the citizens for years now and has spent thousands of crores on this scheme across the country. In the ranking released by the Government of India in September 2020, Varanasi held the ‘first place’ in the country. It is claimed that ‘world class’ facilities would be provided[Read More…]

by 19/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Rehabilitate 700 Residents Of Dhobi Ghat, Jamia Nagar

Rehabilitate 700 Residents Of Dhobi Ghat, Jamia Nagar

NAPM condemns the denial of timely rehabilitation to 700 residents whose homes at Dhobi House, Jamia Nagar were forcibly demolished by the DDA almost 4 months back 12th Jan, 2021: National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) is outraged at the continued callousness of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to deny rehabilitation to more than 700 people whose homes at Dhobi Ghat,[Read More…]

by 12/01/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Janhastakshep condemns the demolition of thousands of houses in Delhi

Janhastakshep condemns the demolition of thousands of houses in Delhi

Janhastakshep takes serious note of and unequivocally condemns the inhuman, illegal and unethical demolition of thousands of houses (Jhuggis) of the Indian citizens along the railway lines near Keshavpuram and Nangloi in Delhi, the day before yesterday (10th September 2020), by the Railway authorities and Delhi Police under the pretext of Supreme Court Order, 31 august 2020, by a bench[Read More…]

by 12/09/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Condemn The Decision To Demolish 48,000 Homes Of The Urban Poor In Delhi

Condemn The Decision To Demolish 48,000 Homes Of The Urban Poor In Delhi

People Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) expresses its disappointment at the decision of the Supreme Court of India dated 31.08.2020 in `M.C. Mehta v Union Of India & Ors’ (Writ Petition No. 13029/1985), and condemns the direction to demolish within the next three months over 48,000 homes of the urban poor in Delhi as being in complete violation of the[Read More…]

by 05/09/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Appeal to Chhattisgarh CM: Stop Eviction & Demolitions in Workers Bastis, Bhilai Industrial Area

Appeal to Chhattisgarh CM: Stop Eviction & Demolitions in Workers Bastis, Bhilai Industrial Area

  To, Shri Bhupesh Baghel Chief Minister House, Civil Line, Raipur, Chhattisgarh – 492001 Sir, Sub: Request to stop the eviction of workers in the Bhilai Industrial Area and demolition of their houses in Bijli Nagar We, the members of National Alliance of People’s Movements have received some disturbing information about violation of the housing rights of workers in the[Read More…]

by 19/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Eviction drive of the government of Odisha at the time of Corona, strongly condemned

Eviction drive of the government of Odisha at the time of Corona, strongly condemned

It is a matter of concern that the Government of Odisha and its agencies such as Bhubaneswar Municipality Corporation (BMC), Bhubaneswar Development Authorities (BDA) made a forcible attempt on 6th July 2020 to demolish the houses of 431 urban poor families of Tarini Bustee at Damana square of Bhubaneswar. Odisha. As per media report, the authorities armed with large contingent[Read More…]

by 07/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
A Decent Shelter For India’s Homeless

A Decent Shelter For India’s Homeless

One of the most challenging problems of our times is homelessness. While we continue to record improvements in dealing with poverty, homelessness has been plagued with an unimaginative response from policy pundits.The apathetic approach of successive governments is symptomatic of the disease that ails India’s housing system. Housing is often the bedrock of other development interventions: owning land boosts health[Read More…]

by 28/11/2017 2 comments Human Rights
Even the temporary settlement is in danger of being evacuated since the Delhi Metro construction is getting intense in the area.

Photo Essay: Life In Pieces For Delhi’s Displaced Community

“The bulldozers were running over our homes even without any prior notice. We all ran to save our belongings, only to find most of them destroyed,” says Geetha, a former iron carver who is now working as a maid in homes nearby. She belongs to Gadia Lohar community, which seeks its origins from Rajasthan and finds its existence in History[Read More…]

by 21/07/2016 3 comments Life/Philosophy