Prefer death over demolition, say residents of Khori village

June 23, 2021

/ By / New Delhi

The 100,000 residents of Khori, a village on the southern fringes of Delhi, are up in arms following an order by the Supreme Court earlier this month paving the way for demolition of their houses, where they have been staying for several years. Khori, in Faridabad district of Haryana, is allegedly settled on forest land. The Haryana government has been issuing notices to people to move out, but the locals say they will resist any move to demolish the homes that they have built with their hard-earned money and which had for years been provided water and power supplies by the Haryana government itself.