land rights

Life and Death: Defending Land Rights in India is a Dangerous Job

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Dec 5  – Bhupendra Vira, an activist who tried to expose political links to illegal land dealings in Mumbai, was watching television at his suburban home one evening in October when he was shot dead. Vira, 61, had sought information under India’s Right to Information Act on encroachments of public land

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Indian State to Set Up First Authority to Guarantee Land Titles

  By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 2 – India’s Rajasthan state is setting up an independent authority to verify and guarantee land titles in its cities, a move seen by experts as speeding up property transactions, freeing up the courts and boosting urbanisation in the state. An authority that will survey, verify and guarantee property

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Get Off My Lawn! Pokemon Go Tests Global Property Laws

By Lin Taylor and Sally Hayden LONDON, Sept 22  – Within one week in July the Sydney suburb of Rhodes was transformed from a quiet neighbourhood to what resident Joyce Wong described as a “place of carnage” with hundreds of people wandering around like “zombies”. “The car hooting noise was incessant, on weekends you felt

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