Both the Centre and the State have issued orders to ensure that tenants are not evicted during the lockdown period by house owners, PG accommodations and hostels. Bengaluru’s Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao, who anticipates more issues in the coming week as many tenants would not be able to pay their rent, has asked aggrieved persons to alert the police.
Amid some complaints that the police are not allowing movement of staff involved in essential services during the lockdown, Bengaluru city police commissioner Bhaskar Rao issued a memo that specified who would be allowed to travel in the city. The police would be giving passes to them, his memo says.
A week before Women’s Day, women from different walks of life came together to make themselves heard against sexual violence. They sang, danced, told stories, stitched a quilt, posted notes and bonded with each other. The highlight of the event was that they eliminated jargon from their language of liberation.
It turns out that the Bangalore Development Authority’s mammoth rejuvenation plan for Bellandur Lake is not how the experts conceived it. Fears that this crucial project – to be carried out under the gaze of the National Green Tribunal – becoming another brick and mortar-centric exercise, may not be unfounded.