G20 Just before dawn, the government authorities and bulldozers demolished. The row of shanties as the people of it stood nearby inconsolably, perplexed.
Jayanti Devi, 56, said how she and her family were terrifie as they work to save. What left of their possessions in the center of New Delhi. Everything was destroye by them. There is nothing left.
For the last 30 years, her home had been locate next to an open sewage drain and on a dilapidate. Sidewalk directly across from the expansive Pragati Maidan complex. A well-known convention center in the Indian capital that will this week host the G20 leaders.
But when they arrive for the crucial summit, US President Joe Biden. French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak won’t see the house.
Devi is one of the tens of thousands of New Delhi’s most marginalize citizens. Who have been force out of their houses ahead of the G20 summit as officials launch. A widespread demolition campaign in the city’s districts.
The administration used the “illegal” status of the buildings as justification for the demolitions and declared its intention to relocate some of the impacted populations.
However, opponents have questioned the timing, asserting that the demolitions are a part of a “beautification” initiative – a drive to get rid of the city’s slums and beggars – to impress visiting dignitaries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to present India at the G20 as a modern superpower, a figurehead for the Global South, and a champion of developing nations. However, it has been asserted that the administration is concealing one of the deepest and longest-standing issues facing the nation.
What surprises me the most is how ashamed India, the Indian state, is of apparent poverty, according to social activist Harsh Mander, who works with street children and homeless families. It does not want the presence of poverty to be obvious to visitors.