What is the case of Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation?
How did the case of Olga Tellis bring attention to the right to livelihood in the streets of Mumbai?
The case of Olga Tellis v. Bombay Municipal Corporation, which was heard by the Supreme Court of India in 1985, dealt with the issue of the right to livelihood as a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution.
The case originated from a petition filed by Olga Tellis, a pavement dweller in Bombay (now Mumbai), who challenged the Bombay Municipal Corporation's (BMC) decision to evict her and other pavement dwellers from their homes without providing any alternative accommodation. Tellis argued that the eviction would violate their right to livelihood as they earned their livelihood by selling goods on the pavements.