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Association of the Dead

The Uttar Pradesh Association of Dead People (Uttar Pradesh Mritak Sangh) is a northern Indian pressure group that seeks to reclaim the legal rights of those falsely listed by the Indian government as being dead.

In the overcrowded regions of Uttar Pradesh, many have resorted to bribing officials to have the owner of a plot declared deceased and the land transferred to their ownership. The process to undo this is long, arduous, as well as often hopelessly inefficient and corrupt — not to mention that those least able to fight back make excellent victims. The Association seeks to reverse the declarations, call attention to the problem and prevent others from being exploited in similar fashion.

The founder and president is Lal Bihari, who was "dead" from 1976 to 1994 and used the word Mritak (Dead) in his name during the period.

External links

  • "The Tribune Printed 23 July 2003. Accessed 15 Feb. 2008.
  • Fathers, Michael. "Time Magazine, VOL. 154 NO. 2 Printed 19 July 1999. Accessed 15 Feb. 2008.
  • Lal Bihari was awarded the 2003 [1].
  • "Back to Life in India, Without Reincarnation." October 24, 2000. Azamgarh Journal, New York Times International
  • Photos of 'mritaks', BBC.
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