Oxford University dragged into Indian land-grab row

UK“Oxford University has become embroiled in a human rights row that has hit plans for its first overseas outpost in a new town in wooded hills 125 miles southeast of Mumbai. The Indian developers of the 12,500-acre Lavasa site have been accused of intimidating indigenous farmers into selling their land and of pressing them to accept rock-bottom prices … Oxford plans to offer courses for Indian executives in an education centre in Lavasa …” (more)

[Matthew Holehouse, Sunday Times, 30 August]

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