Today marks 2 years since demolitions were announced in Gujjar Nala in the dead of night, at the time when most of Karachi was submerged during the monsoon-induced urban flooding of 2020.

Translated: "The District Commissioner has an announcement. Everyone whose home is encroaching on the drain should find alternative living arrangements as their homes will be demolished by 7AM"

This video was directly responsible for my radicalization and subsequent participation in the movement against the demolitions, @karachibachaotehreek, which is now a major part of my life.

1.5 years have passed since our protests, court cases, crowdsourced surveys, and social media campaigns (all of which are still ongoing).

In the meanwhile tens of thousands of people have been violently dehoused, lost most of their belongings, and had relatives pass away due to stress-induced health issues.

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Demolitions that displace poor people in the name of "infrastructural development" and "climate resilience" are ecofascism.

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