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slum

A heavily populated urban area with widespread and massive deterioration of buildings and infrastructure, a lack of meaningful social or police services, and an exceptionally high degree of poverty,unemployment,and crime.

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Hundreds of slum dwellers have been rendered homeless, and at least 15 persons were reported were severely injured after the baton charge.
In a shocking incident of alleged police atrocity, security personnel had earlier on April 4 baton charged the slum dwellers during which several people were left injured.
New Delhi, Sep 13(ANI): Hundreds of the slum dwellers, residing on the banks of Yamuna River, are suffering with the river crossing the danger level following incessant rains in the national capital.
Slum dwellers have monopolised the lowly activity of earning money from garbage collection.
Whereas promises to rehouse the slum dwellers were once dismissed as a merely a bad joke, today there is guarded optimism.
ONE Irishman's work in transforming the lives of slum dwellers will be broadcast as a Christmas special on TG4 this week.
The population of slum dwellers in some of the world's largest cities--Bombay, Bogota, and Cairo, for example--now outnumbers the population of people living in formal housing.
If it is embarrassing for any Indian, then I would suggest that they do something about it and change things by contributing to the education, shelter and healthcare needs of the slum dwellers in the country.
Shri Maken said that despite the NCTD Laws Special Provisions (Second Act, 2011), the National Policy on Urban Street Vendors, 2009 and the comprehensive Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) aimed at protection/provision of shelter and livelihoods of the urban poor including slum dwellers, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) had been receiving several complaints of harassment and eviction of slum dwellers from civic authorities, particularly from those in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation area.
RAWALPINDI, November 30, 2011 (Frontier Star): The slum dwellers of Christian colony Nazirabad expressed grave concern over drugs trafficking in the colony and have demanded of the department of Anti Narcotics to stop the activity in the colony.
Mumbai, Feb 27 (ANI): Rubina Ali, who played the younger version of the female lead in the Oscar winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire', received grand welcome by the slum dwellers in Mumbai.
Slum dwellers, organized by activists like Tapeshwar Vishwakarma, have led protests with placards that read: "Don't call us dogs" and "I am not a slumdog.