Category Archives: Working class and housing

Slum demolition in Shakur Basti, Delhi

Northern Railways carried out a demolition drive in the Shakur Basti slum on the night of December 12th. More than 500 houses were demolished A child died in the process, which caused outrage in the city. The demolition has been … Continue reading

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Police detain peaceful protestors demanding basic rights

On 25th of August, a group of unorganised workers, over 150 strong assembled near the labour statue at Marina beach in Chennai. They came together to demand basic rights like housing, ESI, rights to represent themselves through their unions, improvement … Continue reading

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Public meeting on continuing slum eviction in Chennai

Transparent Cities Network* (TCN) organized a public meeting on Saturday, August 8, to discuss land rights and tenure security in Chennai. In the last 30 years, demolition of slums and eviction of their residents has been an all too frequent … Continue reading

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