Monday, January 24, 2005

Squatters suffer in plan to turn Mumbai into Shanghai

I missed this when it came out just past New Year's: 200,000 squatters (a lakh is 100,000) pushed out to make way for real estate development. It's a war out there: the government of Maharashtra (the state that includes Mumbai) making war on its own people.

Two lakh deserted to turn Mumbai into Shanghai

a few other news reports offer more context on the rapidity of the demolitions and the controversy that surrounds the move:




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