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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 3,136 views]
Whose Wealth? Whose commons?

Delhi Commonwealth Games will leave behind a legacy of exploitation, exclusion, unaccountability, debt and fund diversion. These are the findings of a meticulously researched study by Housing and Land Rights Network
So who are making merry in the name of Commonwealth Games and who will foot the bills? How much of the funds meant for the poor and underprivileged has been diverted to CWG? What happens to more than 4.5 lakh construction workers after the Games?  Why has the government turned a blind eye to the inhuman condition and rampant exploitation …

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[22 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 3,260 views]
Chronic Rights Violations

It has been a saga of exploitation amid inhuman working conditions for the lakhs of construction workers toiling day and night to satisfy the State’s pride and companies’ greed
A PIL was filed in the Delhi High Court as PUDR & Others v. UOI & Others on the conditions of workers employed at the construction sites of Commonwealth Games. The petitioners, after receiving reports of violations of workers’ rights at the Commonwealth Games construction sites, investigated and published a report in April 2009. The findings of the report are as follows:
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