A day before a fire broke out at 3.30 am on Sunday, The Indian Express had visited the camp to assess amenities provided by the Centre to the refugees. On Monday afternoon, college students sat with the two “zimmedars” of Kanchan Kunj, and discussed the way forward.
The Indian Express visited four settlements, including these two in Delhi, Mewat and Faridabad and what came to light were tales of women being denied reproductive rights and children suffering from malnutrition and diarrhoea.
“It’s a massive monument, and the fortification wall is broken at places and has developed cracks too. We are conserving it in phases... Phase I of the project is over,” N S Pathak, superintending archaeologist, ASI (Delhi circle), said.
After writing a letter to Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) in November 2016, explaining the need for the Lodhi Hotel/Shiv Mandir bus stop, and making continuous follow-ups, the facility was finally ready on February 17 this year.
The protest brought parts of the city to a standstill, with traffic snarls as protesters blocked a carriageway of Barakhamba Road, Mandi House Metro station, Connaught Place, and Karkari Mor in east Delhi.
Seven years after he led an anti-corruption movement in the capital — which captured the imagination of thousands and contributed towards toppling the UPA government — Hazare, 80, is back to the old ground, with an indefinite hunger strike.
“The Asad Burj is a tower inside Red Fort, occupied by the Army from the Independence till 2003. We are conserving the tower and doing some landscaping. It should be ready by August-September for the public,” said N K Pathak, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Delhi circle)