Residents of Khori Village are begging for assistance after receiving an eviction order

25th June,2021

Residents of Khori Village are begging for assistance after receiving an eviction order

The Supreme Court of India upheld its order to evict the Khori Gaon Basti, which is located on the boundary of Delhi and Haryana, from 2020. The village, which is home to at least 10,000 low and middle-income families, is an intrusion on the Aravali Forest, according to the Supreme Court.

While the demolition campaign has already begun, there are currently no firm plans in place for the restoration of the village's roughly 1 lakh residents.Sakila Begum, 36, claims that her family put their entire life assets into purchasing this property. “The dealer assured us that buying land here is completely secure, and that the problem is on the opposite side of the Aravali,” she explained. Others in the hamlet echoed these statements, claiming that property sellers in the neighbourhood sold them land through Power of Attorney forms.Residents of Khori village told The Quint that the majority of them work as daily wage labourers in neighbouring Delhi-NCR districts, and that the pandemic has left many of them jobless.