Articles by Qurratul Ain Contractor

Qurratul Ain Contractor is an architect from Mumbai. As a recipient of the Rotary Scholarship for Water and Sanitation, she is studying Water Management and Governance at IHE-Delft, Netherlands.

Izzat ka Pani depicts the struggle of Abrar Salmani, resident of Bhim Nagar, Mankhurd, one of at least 62 informal settlements in Mumbai that are denied legal water access and have no piped water supply. This film describes Salmani’s decade-long journey to access his Right to Water, a prerequisite to the Right to Life, guaranteed by the Constitution of India. Through this journey, we take a glimpse into the lives of Mumbai’s urban poor, the political and systemic injustice they face when trying to access water and sanitation, as well as the on-going efforts of citizen collectives to reform this…

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