In this article for The New Indian Express, Shankkar Aiyar highlights the systemic issue of private encroachment of public properties.
"There is no paucity of laws or legal provisions. The crux is accountability. Ostensibly in every government department someone somewhere is responsible for maintaining possession and thus maintenance of public property ownership. Sadly the observance of the rule of law mostly rests on the law of who is ruling. The perpetuation of illegal possession of public property for private profiteering represents the cosy systemic nexus which sustains political corruption. The moot question: What is the message the political class is sending to taxpaying citizens?"
Read the full article here.