We are happy to share with you this information that Delhi Forum has published a book titled 'Displacement Juggernaut - Case Studies from states' which covers eight case studies from different regions on Displacement.
As you are aware, displacement is increasingly being seen as an obvious and even acceptable fallout of the current paradigm of 'development' and 'nation-building'. There is an urgent need for civil society groups and movements to protect the rights of most vulnerable and marginalised communities. This book is an outcome of Delhi Forum's exercise to document experiences of different affected peoples and communities on the various modes of displacement. It is with a view towards building an effective response to the growing incidence of displacement and the lack of adequate and just rehabilitation. However, displacement is often seen only in the context of mega 'development' projects, urban or rural. Taking this into account, Displacement Juggernaut also makes an effort to examine situations where displacement and inadequate rehabilitation occurs due to conflict and counter insurgency strategies of the state. The case studies clearly bring out the plight of the people caught in such circumstances and the need for accountability mechanisms and instruments to prevent the loss, hardship and indignity that people are made to suffer in such contexts
The Contents include: -
1. Fighting Negligence and Fraud: Struggle against the Indira Sagar Dam on the Narmada River. 2. Left Out in the Cold: A case study of the East Parej Coalmine in Jharkhand 3. Farmers' struggle against Displacement and Dispossession, The Anti-SEZ struggle in Raigad. 4. People's Struggle against the Bekal Tourism Area 5. MUTP: Connected Roads and Disconnected lives - Contextualisation and Key Issues. 6. Multiple Displacement and Right to Shelter: Case Study of Jahangirpuri H-2 Block Demolitions in North Delhi 7. From the frying Pan to the Fire: Displacement in Jammu and Kashmir. 8. Salwa Judum and Displacement in Chhattisgarh.
Study is coordinated by Ms. Malavika Vartak.
About DF: Born in the aftermath of the dark days of 'Indian Emergency', Delhi Forum (DF) represents the voice of the social action groups and autonomous peoples' organizations and movements, in the national capital city of Delhi, since 1978. The movements and people's groups define the support that they need from DF ranging from Campaigns, lobbying, logistics, networking, advocacy, media publicity, legal aid, capacity building, etc. DF also works as a study and research group assisting the movements and action groups. The program focus of DF has evolved over the last three decades in the process of interaction with various groups and individuals, committed and involved in the fashioning of an alternate politics.
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