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Slumdog' child star Rubina's home torn down
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Railway authorities in Mumbai tore down the shanty home of "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Rubina Ali on Wednesday, barely a week after another child actor from the Oscar-winning film was forced into the streets.

Ali, 9, played the character of Latika as a child in the movie, a rags-to-riches romance about a poor Indian boy competing for love and money on a television game show.

Ali's one-room shack was among several illegal dwellings demolished in a slum adjacent to railway tracks overlooking the posh Bandra suburb, home to many Bollywood stars in India's financial capital.

"They can stay with me for now," said Moinuddin Qureshi, Ali's uncle, who stays in a nearby shack surrounded by open sewers. "But they will obviously have to rebuild it, they need a roof over their heads."

A despondent Ali was helping her mother pick up wooden planks and salvage household belongings from the site, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.

Authorities said Ali's shack was among 40 illegally built shanties removed as apart of a demolition drive.

"These structures were on railway land, which is for the benefit of commuters and to be used by the railways," said C. Nitin Kumar David, a spokesman for Western Railway.[Image: 4206477752-slumdog-child-star-rubina-s-h...WEZo.Ceg--]

Last week, "Slumdog" child star Azharuddin Ismail's tarpaulin-covered home, illegally built along a drain close to Ali's shack, was demolished by city authorities.

Earlier this year, there was an outcry after pictures emerged of "Slumdog Millionaire" child stars living in squalor despite the movie's box-office success and eight Academy Awards.

In February, the housing authority of Maharashtra state, of which Mumbai is the capital, said they would give Ismail and Ali new houses
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(05-20-2009, 11:19 PM)mtbhat Wrote: Railway authorities in Mumbai tore down the shanty home of "Slumdog Millionaire" child star Rubina Ali on Wednesday, barely a week after another child actor from the Oscar-winning film was forced into the streets.

Then what is the use of such a movie :down:

They may provide new houses but there a lot of people like this , every one should be provided necessary shelter , even in our city many Handicap were lying on the sides of the roads :blue:
Why government not considering about them ??? :prayer:
கந்தல் ஆனாலும் தாய் மடி போல் ஒரு சுகம் வருமா.....வருமா...
சொர்க்கம் சென்றாலும் சொந்த ஊர் போல் சுதந்திரம் வருமா.... வருமா ...
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