Monthly Archives: June 2012

Bombay Hamara Shahar – Films about Bombay’s working class

On 31st May 2012, twenty-five residents of Sion Koliwada and Ambujwadi were arrested while peacefully resisting demolition of their homes.  Since then, the Koli community has been on a 24-hour vigil against further attacks. The community invites you to screenings … Continue reading

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Sion Koliwada: Land of Mumbai’s oldest residents under immediate threat

Sion Koliwada is a settlement of the indigenous Koli or fisherfolk community of Mumbai. They are the original inhabitants of the city. A GR from 1939 proves that the Kolis have been living here since then. In 1999, builder Sudhakar … Continue reading

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25 arrested, many more beaten up by police in Sion Koliwada

On the 29th of May, the police and the BMC came to demolish homes in Sion Koliwada. Seven people including Medha Patkar were picked up, locked inside the police van and driven away to the police station. Kalpesh Shivkar’s home … Continue reading

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