Tegal Alur, West Jakarta

What is affected
Housing private
Land Social/public
Type of violation Forced eviction
Date 15 October 2003
Region A [ Asia ]
Country Indonesia
Location Tegal Alur, West Jakarta

Affected persons

Total 900
Men 0
Women 0
Children 0
Proposed solution
Details AHRC-Indonesia2003.doc
Forced eviction
Housing losses
- Number of homes 284
- Total value €

Duty holder(s) /responsible party(ies)

Brief narrative

On 15 October 2003, 900 more villagers living in 284 houses in Tegal Alur, West Jakarta were evicted by the West Jakarta government. The local government stated that the houses standing on 2 hectares of the total 60 hectares of land owned by General Interment Agency were illegal and that the villagers had no official permission to use that land. The land will be cleansed to broaden graveyard areas in Jakarta. The local security officers commanded the people living in that area to demolish their own homes, which some people were willing to do to prevent the materials of their homes [such as iron sheets] being destroyed; they could use the same materials to build new houses in another area. Extract from Asian Human Rights Commission Appeal FA-39-2003 (http://www.ahrchk.net/ua/mainfile.php/2003/583/)and Update. (See attached document)

Costs €   0