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To go global, evict the poor





by Sharmila Joshi

Sharmila Joshi is a freelance journalist based in Mumbai. She has been writing on women’s rights, child labour and other social issues for several years.


Nine lakh slum-dwellers in Delhi have been uprooted and relocated across the Yamuna since the BJP government took office. This year, four lakh more will be similarly evicted. It’s the same story in city after city: in the frenzy to "go global" and build parks, luxurious commercial and residential blocks, thousands of poor people are being denied their right to housing. Relocated miles away from their workplaces, many have been forced into unemployment as well

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