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Struggle for Housing in Calcutta: Proposal for Extortion
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 23, No. 7 (Feb. 13, 1988), pp. 297-300
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4378103
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The proposal of the mayor's advisory council of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation to charge the city's 60,000 pavement dwellers a daily rent of Re one would not give the dwellers the right to permanent occupation and they could be evicted at anytime in the public interest. In launching such a scheme of extortion, the local government will be merely stepping into the shoes of the goonda.
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