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Chapter 5: Of Unruly Practices and Resistance
Mohammad Pathan Aliyar Khan [MPK], leader of the Sabarmati Nagrik Adhikar Manch [SNAM], pretends to struggle on behalf of the poor who are to be displaced by the SRFD project, but in reality he is a thief who has been paid off by the nexus of corporate builders and SRFDCL officers. When we received the petition asking us to move, we realized that he has betrayed us! (Kurshidbhai, Khanpur)
Kurshidbhai paints a grim picture of people's resistance along the river Sabarmati. The fact that the original plan accommodated the poor in new dwellings within the development site, and the fact that this plan was discarded in favor of one which displaces the poor to sites and homes ...