Tag: Right to Housing
The abuse, mistreatment and erasure of the residents of Khori Gaon in the name of forest conservation is emblematic of the challenges that marginalised residents (being termed as ‘encroachers’) face across the country.
For the poor and socially marginalized groups already living on the edge in India's cities, the pandemic has dealt a severe blow, isolating them physically, socially and economically. Access to public spaces can transform the lives they lead.
To address the issue of begging in India justly, a new government vocabulary and responsibility surrounding destitution needs to be developed.