The landless march to demand their livelihood

Every once in a while, amidst the story of India's magnificent growth comes another story that dents that image, just that bit. This time around its landless labour across twelve states marching to Delhi on October 29 to demand their right to livelihood.

Imagine that. They marched to demand their right to 'livelihood'!

Their charge?

"The public distribution system isn't working, government schools and hospitals aren't working and the system is corrupt and inefficient. Yet, there's so much enthusiasm for anti-poor laws, like SEZs and the Land Acquisition Act. Is development intended to help the poor? Or is it a profit-making business?"

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