Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Forced displacement without rehabilitation

Acquiring land for a 'public purpose' is claimed as a right by the state under its powers of eminent domain, but it accepts no duty to resettle and rehabilitate all the affected citizens. Instead, rehabilitation is presented as an act of benevolence Read complete article

This piece has been used extensively in a critique of the R&R bill by the NGO Equations
Also extensively quoted in Draft report of Committee on State Agrarian Relations and unfinished task of land reforms

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