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Working Class Families voice out against selective evictions

Women workers, many carrying their children, assembled in a human chain, in Marina Beach on 21st Jan 2016. They were protesting the recent spate of evictions of working class families from city slums to urban peripheral resettlement sites. Making it … Continue reading

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From Frying pan into the Fire: The plight of Chennai’s slum dwellers since the floods

Public Hearing on Slum Evictions The government of Tamilnadu, in accordance with the Central Government’s wish that encroachments along water bodies are removed at the latest, has moved in with great vigour to remove slum dwellers from river banks and … Continue reading

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Residents Along B Canal Protest against Eviction

Demonstration by CPIM Chepauk Committee at Chepauk 4th October Friday Slum Dwellers residing along Buckingham Canal came together to protest against eviction in the name of city improvement. They claimed that they faced an imminent threat of eviction to chemencherry … Continue reading

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Medha Patkar Addresses Demonstration by Slum Dwellers in Chennai

  Veteran social activist Medha Patkar addresses a demonstration by members of Penn Urimai Iyyakam, Nirman Mazdoor Panchayat Sangh, Kadhalora Makkal Padhugapu Iyyakam and…. Over 200 slum dwellers from Shollinganallur, Perungudi, Kannagi Nagar, Velachery, and other parts of southern Chennai assembled … Continue reading

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