Houses in Kutta Basti, a slum in Mata Sundari Lane, was demolished in the early hours on November 29, 2017. The demolition drive was conducted by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). While the slum dwellers alleged that they were not given prior notice of the demolition, the CPWD claimed that the _basti _residents were given multiple notices. One resident claimed that the notices were meant only for a small portion of the plot. The slum dwellers claim to have been living in the _basti _for at least 30 years. Dharampal, one of the residents, has maintained a file of all the records of the displaced persons, which includes bills and Aadhar Cards with the address of the basti. At present, the plot where Kutta Basti once stood is full of debris from the demolition, while the DMC is building a wall around it. A group of private contractors claim that a small portion of the land has been allotted to the Art of Living Foundation.
Demand for rehabilitation, Complaint against procedural violations
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute
What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Non-rehabilitation of displaced people, Forced evictions/ Dispossession of Land
Out of Court
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Central Public Works Department, Delhi Waqf Board, Delhi Police, Municipal Corporation of Delhi
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Art of Living