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Rina Chandran

Rights of 'ordinary people' in focus as 1 billion vote in Asia

Mar 21 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rights over land and forests, a push for LGBT+ equality, and getting more women on the ballot are some top election issues in Thailand, India and Indonesia as more than 1 billion people prepare to go to the polls, including many first-time voters.

Forced evictions illegal, slum dwellers have right to city: Delhi court

Mar 20 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Delhi High Court has ruled that forced and unannounced evictions of slum dwellers without consultations or resettlement plans are illegal, striking a major victory for land rights campaigners in the Indian capital.

Land lost, families uprooted as Myanmar pushes industrial zones

Mar 19 2019

MYAING THAR YAR, Myanmar (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Than Ei lived in the Thilawa area near Yangon for years, growing vegetables in her backyard and sending her two children to school with money from her husband's construction job.

Hundreds of Indian land laws cause confusion, conflict: researchers

Mar 18 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The sheer number and complexity of India's land laws make them inaccessible to most people, researchers warned on Monday, with many sparking the types of conflicts that they are supposed to help resolve.

India's pastoralists urged to use technology to protect rights

Mar 15 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's pastoralist communities should turn to technology to protect their traditions and land rights, as they come under growing pressure from the effects of climate change and conflicts over land, rights groups said on Friday.

Visible or invisible? That's the question for land data

Mar 15 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A push to formalize land claims, map settlements and digitize records is not always in the best interests of vulnerable communities, and may even lead to greater rights abuses, analysts warned on Friday.

Drones to undertake India's 'biggest' land survey exercise

Mar 14 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Maharashtra state will use drones to undertake the "biggest" land survey exercise in modern India, as the government aims to give ownership rights to about 15 million rural households in the western state, a senior official said on Thursday.

As property prices rise, more Indian women claim inheritance

Mar 13 2019

NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising property prices in parts of India have helped achieve what women's rights groups have tried and failed to do for decades - get more women to claim their inheritance.

As property prices rise, more Indian women claim inheritance

Mar 13 2019

NEW DELHI, March 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising property prices in parts of India have helped achieve what women's rights groups have tried and failed to do for decades - get more women to claim their inheritance.

India considers giving land rights in Delhi's illegal settlements

Mar 08 2019

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India is considering legalizing unauthorized tenements in New Delhi, a move that could give hundreds of thousands of poor migrants land rights in the country's most populous city.

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