Monthly Archives: February 2011

Railways orders SRA to demolish two rehab buildings

On February 23, 2011, the High Court dismissed Ganesh Krupa Society’s appeal to stay the evictions. The judge said that GKS was wasting the Court’s time asking for a stay. This is despite the fact that prima facie evidence shows … Continue reading

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Shivalik Ventures accused of grabbing land in Matunga construction

The Mumbai Building Repair and Reconstruction Board (MBRRB), assigned to perform the duties of carrying out structural repairs of old cessed buildings and their reconstruction, has filed a police complaint against Shivalik Ventures for grabbing surplus land that they were … Continue reading

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Who Stole our Reliance meters?

On January 20, 2011, the SRA brought a demolition squad into our Society. Even as they broke down 20 houses, and forcibly shifted the people’s belongings into the transit camp, one important article went missing: the Reliance electricity meters of … Continue reading

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Letter to the SRA Chief on Slum Day

About 200 residents of various Societies being developed under the aegis of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), in Golibar, marched to the Bandra East office of the CEO of the SRA, Mr. S. Zende. Represented by 20 spokespersons and Medhatai … Continue reading

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People’s Commission Of Inquiry Appointed

In a mass rally comprising over 4,500 people, the people appointed a People’s Commission Of Inquiry to investigate into the illegalities of Shivalik Ventures in the Golibar Redevelopment project. It has on it Chief Justice of Supreme Court (Retd) Suresh … Continue reading

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WITNESS THE TRUE SPIRIT OF MUMBAI AT GOLIBAR, KHAR EAST – FEB 6TH, 5 PM

My home. Ganesh Krupa Society, Jawahar Nagar, Khar East. It is a slum, and like slum colonies across the city, will eventually be demolished to make way for buildings. We are not against redevelopment. Only, we insist it be just … Continue reading

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Home for 40 years, Rubble Now

Yesterday, the High Court ordered the Investigating Officer of Nirmal Nagar police station, Mr Bagade, to complete the investigation in the forgery case we had filed against Shivalik Ventures four months ago. Here is the letter from our advocate. It … Continue reading

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