ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Impact of Delhi Anti-Encroachment Bills

But recently, on May 6, in pouring rain the brutal beating up of poor migrant labourers in Delhi's Derawala Nagar by nearly 150 policemen and the demolition of over 250 jhuggis, in which a small child. Parvati, died, prompted A K Roy MP (Dhanbad) to speak in Parliament against the Bills under special rule 377. Even lepers are not safe these days and are being evicted from their colony; men and women who are virtually non-citizens in independent India, having no right to vote, no right to work (even those who find employment for them are punishable under the country's laws) are not allowed to live in peace With such eviction taking place even before the brutal Bills have been implemented, the future of the marginal poor is indeed very dark once the new anti-poor laws come into force.

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