“Let Bulldozers Run Over Us…”: Haryana Villagers As Demolition Fear Looms

By Shonakshi Chakravarty, NDTV

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With each passing day, there is a growing uncertainty in Khori, and people are angry with the administration for not responding to their requests. Rekha, another resident, says, “Aren’t these hotels, farmhouses in the same area not illegal? Why are they not being demolished? Because we are poor, we can easily be picked and thrown away. We are ready to come under the bulldozer and take our last breath, but we will not move an inch”

The ongoing pandemic has already left countless people jobless and homeless. The impending demolition of Khori will only mean displacing thousands more with no rehabilitation plan, making it a humanitarian crisis.