“They only demolish homes of defenseless and weak,” despite UN intervention, demolition at Khori Gaon continues
The sound of drums and dhols fills a five-star hotel adjacent to the Khori Village, where ten thousand buildings are being demolished, as a wedding function takes place. The cries and screams for help of the villagers were being drowned out by these deafening noises.
Meanwhile, over 50 villagers were arrested and brought to the local police station after they began resisting the demolition of their homes.
On the second day of the demolition (July 15), many local journalists were denied access to the site and were detained on the hotel’s top floor…. Ironically, the same hotel, several farmhouses, an ashram and a wine shop are all located on the same Aravalli land where the Supreme Court has ordered the Municipal Corporation of Faridabad that the encroachment to be removed stating that the “land grabbers cannot hide behind the rule of law and claim to be acting fairly”….