And one approaches the Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary in the southern ridge, one would hope to leave behind all this and enjoy exotic plants, rare animals amid dense forests and water bodies. What comes
across, however, is totally unexpected.
Welcome to Sanjay Colony, a village of 25,000 people living illegally in the sanctuary without access to proper housing, toilets, drinking water
and other similar amenities.....
The villagers — artisans in stone-cutting and quarrying — migrated from Pakistan via Rajasthan. They mined quartzite rocks, which yielded
high quality silica sand — locally known as ‘Badarpur’ or ‘Bajri’. Mining continues in Haryana across the border and in some parts of Delhi.
Read more at http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/Villagers-say-won-t-ever-leave-sanctuary/Article1-1110272.aspx