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Should the Right to Property Return?

Namita Wahi, Harvard Law School and Center for Policy Research spoke on Friday, August 17 at the World Bank Office in New Delhi. She examined the checkered history of the constitutional property rights provision in order to provide a revised narrative of how state institutions in India, the Parliament and the Supreme Court have, over the last sixty years, managed tensions between the right to property and the state’s power to acquire property for the purposes of redistribution and economic development.

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