Tuesday, March 14, 2023

India's "Association of the Dead" is made of people that have falsely been declared dead by corrupt officials, and have tremendous difficulty proving they're alive


India’s colonial-era land laws give powers to land revenue officials to declare a person dead, a declaration that’s nearly impossible to overturn. If you’re dead in Indian government records, you can’t buy a registered mobile, rent a home, start a business, get married, get divorced—in essence, you’re a dead person walking. 


India’s last census in 2013 found that 7 percent of Indians control over 47 percent of the country’s land.