Public hearing on slum evictions in Karnataka to be held on January 28th

The Karnataka Slum Janara Sanghatanegala Okkoota has called for a public hearing at Gandhi Bhavan to discuss highlight the socio-economic and cultural impact of slum evictions.

Tinsheds at the EWS quarters in Ejipura were razed to the ground in January 2013. Pic: Karthik Ranganathan

The Karnataka Slum Janara Sanghatanegala Okkoota has organised a public hearing on the 28th of January. 12 slums from six districts across the state have been identified to highlight the socio-economic and cultural antecedents of slum evictions, and the untold human cost of evictions especially on children, women and the aged. 

Date: January 28th 2016

Time: 10 am to 5.30 pm

Venue: Gandhi Bhavan, Shivananda Circle

Overall, there will be cases of 12 slums, each with a slum profile, the life experience of an affected person and a three minute video documentary to help contexualise the cases better. These cases will also address questions on the larger issues of citizenship, social justice, anti-poor policies, and access to and ownership over resources. 

List of slums to be presented

From Bengaluru: 
Gulbarga slum, Kalasipalya, Vinobha Nagar, EWS Quarters, Pillagenhalli, Veerabhadranagara, Pai Layout, Gottigere Weavers Colony

From other disctricts: 
Siddharthanagar – Kalburgi, Amanikere – Tumkuru, Tamil Colony- Mandya, Alvi Masjid – Vijaypura, Gandhivala – Hubbali

Jury members

  • Justice CJ Hungund (Member, Karnataka State Human Rights Commission)
  • Dr CS Dwarakanath (Former Chairpersion, Karnataka State Commission for BAckward Classes)
  • Prof. Babu MAthew (NLSIU)
  • Leo Saldanha (Environmental and Social Activist)
  • Madhu Bhushan (Women’s Rights Activist) 
  • Dr Supriya Roy Chowwdhury (ISEC)
  • Sudipto Mandal (Senior journalist)
  • Shivani Chaudhry (HRLN)

Schedule

10 am to 10.45 am Welcome, Context Setting
10.45 am to 11 am Introduction of Jury
11 am to 1.30 pm  Presentation of case studies of impacted slums and slum residents
1.30 pm to 2.30 pm Lunch
2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Experts views on the issue:
Shakun Mohini (Women), Issac Arul Selva (Slums and caste), Dr Ksithij Urs (Governance), Sunil dutt Yadav (Peoples’ advocate)
3.30 pm to 4 pm Responses from officials
4 pm to 4.30 pm Tea 
4.30 pm to 5.20 pm Verdict by jury
5.20 pm to 5.30 pm Vote of thanks

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