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"It is our private land. The government cannot force us into any slum rehabilitation scheme,” was the reaction of one landlord to the announcement by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnis on December 1, 2014 that the state would acquire about 2,000 acres of encroached land belonging to five of Bombay’s biggest landowners if they fail to participate in the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) scheme, reported The Times of India (TOI) on December 3, 2014.        (L-R): Adi Godrej, Nulsi Wadia, Byram Jeejeebhoy and Muncherji Cama   Three of the "big five” are Parsi owners — the F. E Dinshaw Trust controlled by industrialist......



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