Charan Khad Slum Demolition: A story of lost human rights

Charan Khad in Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh) was home to around 1,500 slum dwellers for more than 3 decades, before the settlement was demolished last year by the newly formed Municipal Corporation. Before demolition, these people, mostly Scheduled Caste migrants from Rajsthan and Maharshtra, used to live in ‘shanties’ located close to the  Charan Khad (stream). The population mainly consists of rag pickers, street vendors and … Continue reading Charan Khad Slum Demolition: A story of lost human rights