Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Letter to The Editor
Andher Nagri Chaupat Raj in Mumbai
The way Mumbai’s Municipal Corporation is following up Supreme Court orders to demolish scores of flats in Mumbai’s Campa Cola Colony residential complex, it is now confirmed to the people at large that they are now living in an infamous ‘Andher Nagri Chaupat Raj’.
Residential apartments in Mumbai is the lifeblood of its people. The way, the case of illegal building of flats by criminal builders and their accomplices in the Municipal Corporation, who overlooked such illegal activities, has been judged by the Supreme Court, punishing the hapless owners who had invested their life-savings and are now to be unceremoniously dumped virtually on the streets --- while completely exonerating the criminal nexus of the builders and bureaucrats, shows that justice is truly blind. Supreme Court must review its verdict and take a holistic view of this unholy alliance of criminals and their modes operand i; thus saving the victims of the criminal nexus and restoring them their right to properties they have paid for and are staying for long years.
NGOs should organize a Mumbai Bandh in favour of the unfortunate families to protest against the ‘Andher Nagri’s Chaupat Raj’.
Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai