Friday, December 16, 2005

Day of Dread

The end of the line for the Kolkata's Goboindapur Railway Squatters. The Statesman notes that squatters are dismantling their own homes. Weirdly, they are not yet allowed to go to the new land allocated them by the government.

“We will stay right here,” one squatter told the newspaper, pointing to the ground beside the railway tracks littered with the remains of their now broken shack. “We will not feel the winter cold, you see, because we have skin as tough as rhinoceros’ hide while the government has skin as soft as cotton wool.”

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