Eviction drive in Salt Lake ahead of Under-17 World Cup

Evicted pavement dwellers at Salt Lake On Monday afternoon, Adhir Bera (65) sat on a pavement in the posh Salt Lake City area on the eastern fringes of the city, staring blankly at the remains of his shanty. Mr. Bera, a rickshaw puller, claimed that he had been living in Sector 3 of Salt Lake “for about last 40 years”. But last week, civic officials along with the police forced him to remove his shanty from the pavement. Mr. Bera is one among the “at least 10,000” slum dwellers and hawkers being evicted by the civic authorities ahead of the Fifa Under-17 World Cup to be held in Salt Lake… Read More

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