Problems Faced By Slum Dwellers

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The occupants of surrounding slums believed this land uninhabitable; however, the Tamil laborers transformed it to what is known today as the Annawadi slum. Furthermore the slum dwellers were residing on land that did not belong lawfully belong to them and they didn’t receive permission to occupy this land either; they were squatters.(pg.xii) If India’s government and law officials had adequately enforced the legality of the situation the Annawadi slum and other slums would not have existed. Through initial interior motives of several parties that played a key role in corruption slum dwellers have been able to prosper in hopes of upward social and economic mobility. However, slum dwellers have also been victimized in order to maintain…show more content…
Both of their children were key players in their successes. As mentioned previously Zehrunisa was had a family trash business that and her family was one of few families in the slum who possessed a fairly great deal of money compared to everyone else. This was made possible, because of the trash business. When the business began it was ran by Karam, Zehrunisa’s husband, but since sickness had took over his body the eldest son Abdul was now in charge. Abdul purchased trash from other scavengers, sorted it and sold it to a large recycling company. Yes this business had taken off and provided enough income to support the family and still have enough to save it was not allowed for squatters on the airport’s land run businesses. So to avoid the closing of their business and the stop of the family income Zehrunisa, Abdul’s mother would pay the bribes that the officers demanded. (pg.92) In addition, when Fatima accused Zehrunisa of harming her, she was being encouraged to pay for Fatima’s silence. This was before the burning incident. After Fatima accused Abdul and other members in the family of playing a key role in her burning; Zehrunisa was still encouraged on numerous occasions to pay Fatima for her silence and to change her story. These suggestions came from Asha, who was influential in the Annawadi community and the
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