“We had just built this house and we were about it move in. I had saved every paisa to build this house and on the morning of August 10th it had disappeared. We are now staying at the estate houses where I work. I went to the government to ask for help but they say we don’t have a permit to build on this land, what were they doing when I bought this land? Why could they not be clear about it then? I’m really in the dark now, I don’t know what to do.” Selvanathan, waste worker with his wife Devaki.

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