From deluge to displacement: The impact of post-flood evictions and resettlement in a city in India
The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), in collaboration with the Information and Resource Centre for the Deprived Urban Communities (IRCDUC), released a study presenting the findings of a human rights-based analysis of the forced eviction and relocation of flood-affected communities in the city of Chennai, India. The report also makes recommendations to the Government of Tamil Nadu to ensure restitution of the human rights of affected persons and to prevent future evictions in the state.
During a panel discussion at the launch event, independent experts and members of civil society discussed various dimensions of housing, evictions, and resettlement, including the policy framework regulating the same, in Tamil Nadu. They condemned the arbitrary process of forced relocation in Chennai and urged the government to follow due process and uphold human rights, as per norms and standards established in national, international, and state laws.
Please read the full report here.