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‘Lord Ram’s Got a Home, Why Haven’t We Got Ours?’ Ask Victims of housing scams

‘Lord Ram’s Got a Home, Why Haven’t We Got Ours?’ Ask Victims of housing scams

Victims of housing scams hold a religious ceremony on the occasion of Ram Mandir foundation-stone laying ceremony to draw attention to their plight

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Aug. 5 laid the foundation stone for a temple of Lord Ram in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh state, residents of a housing complex in Noida, another city in the state, recited the Ramayana epic to send the message to the government that tens of thousands of Lord Ram’s followers are being scammed by builders who are refusing to give them the homes they paid for years ago.

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