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Crowd control by Police: How much force is too much force? Police brutality and excesses cannot be condoned as "acts done in good faith"

After the inhuman act of evicting impoverished families hailing from the minority community and demolishing their modest homes in the Darrang district of Assam, the administration stooped even lower on Thursday. Police opened fire at those protesting the evictions, killing two people and injuring 10. Images sent by eye-witnesses present on the spot show how instead of firing only below…

No eviction of forest dwellers without resolution of land claims: NHRC Chief J. Arun Mishra (retd.) takes stand against eviction of tribals without resolution of land claims

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Justice (retired) Arun Mishra has said that no Adivasi/tribal should be evicted without the settlement of his/her claim related to land rights, while chairing a webinar organised by the Commission with Human Rights Defenders and Civil Societies on human rights issues. Another suggestion that he gave during the webinar…

Khandwa Eviction

How the Adivasis are fighting against illegal eviction in Khandwa Adivasi families in Khandwa have been forcibly evicted

On July 10, a rampaging mob destroyed the homes and looted properties of Adivasi Villagers in Madhya Pradesh’s Negaon-Jamniya village, even as Forest Department and Police officials deployed at the spot stood by. 40 families are now left shelter-less amidst monsoon and Covid. The Adivasis and Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan (JADS) are now demanding justice.…

Gov’t doesn’t really care about us: Forcibly evicted Khandwa Adivasis 40 families left shelter-less amidst monsoon and Covid

After watching a rampaging mob destroy their homes and loot their property on July 10, even as Forest Department and Police officials deployed at the spot stood by, Adivasi villagers of Madhya Pradesh’s Negaon-Jamniya village are now demanding justice. They shared their heart-rending stories at an online press conference co-organised by Jagrit Adivasi Dalit Sangathan…

Homes demolished without notice

Due Process flouted in most Evictions in 2017: HLRN report Homes demolished without adequate notice, people thrown out on the street

As the year 2017 came to an end and night temperatures dropped below 10 degrees in cities like Delhi, a large section of India’s poor found themselves without a roof above their heads. An extremely vulnerable state to be in, if one does not have the protection of a shelter, a home. Right to adequate housing…

India’s Housing Crisis

India’s Housing Crisis: How the Poor Always Get a Raw Deal

For activists and human rights defenders, engaging with issues of settlements, housing and eviction, has always posed a challenge. While there may be an understandable revulsion to the increasing brutality and violence with which most local authorities have been carrying out demolitions or evacuations, the sense of entitlement in the middle and professional classes fails…

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