Published by Housing and Land
collaboration with Fields of View
against EWS Land Grab
report documents the long-term impacts of a forced eviction in the
Economically Weaker Section (EWS) settlement of Ejipura, Bengaluru (formerly
In January 2013, the city government of Bengaluru forcibly evicted over 1,500
families from Ejipura/Koramangala – without due process and without providing
any alternative housing, resettlement, or compensation. Given reports of state
apathy and the continued suffering of the evicted persons, HLRN, Forum against
EWS Land Grab, and Fields of View, conducted a primary research study—using
Impact Assessment Tool—to determine the real extent of the
losses and costs incurred by the community as a result of its forced
This report presents the findings of the study while documenting the
current living conditions of the affected community. It also makes
recommendations to the Government of Karnataka to provide immediate restitution
to the affected families, to guarantee the human right to adequate housing, and
to prevent further forced evictions.
The report can be downloaded here.
A press release on
the launch event is available here.