Articles by Shubham Kothari

Shubham Kothari is a consultant to Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA). He works in the domain of housing rights, climate justice and anti caste campaigns. He did his masters from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai in Urban Policy and Governance.

Gangaram Hivrale has been making trips to the ward office to ask about the “promised” rehabilitation. However, he is yet to get a positive response. It’s been six years since his family was evicted. In 2017, the Bombay High Court had ordered removal of houses for the security of Tansa Pipeline and also ordered rehabilitation based on the 2000 cutoff date for informal housing.  “Every time we go to the ward office to ask about our status of Annexure-2 finalization, we are told there are no houses available in the city. We have all the documents yet, we have to…

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