We, the thirteen jury members, have listened for four days to the testimonies and depositions from 150 affected people, experts and academics from some 60 grassroots, civil society groups and communities from all over India.

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India, one of the World Bank's oldest members, joined the institution in 1944 and has cumulatively borrowed more money than any other single country. There are currently 106 active projects in India and India's current debt to the Bank is just short of $34 billion dollars.  
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Over 40 organizations including community based organizations, researchers, trade unionists, and activists prepared testimony and mobilized their networks. Hundreds of Delhi students volunteered their time to make the Tribunal happen and over 700 people were in attendance.

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The Independent People's Tribunal on the World Bank Group in India was the first People's Tribunal in India which brought together a broad spectrum of society to look at the damage caused by the World Bank to the country as a whole. Affected communities and concerned groups presented testimonies across four days in order share experiences and to inject a sense of responsibility for people's rights into the discourse about the Bank.

The process is ongoing. Groups are discussing state-wide Tribunals, the testimonies are being collected to publish in print and on the web, and Tribunals in other countries have already taken place.

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Arvin Kejriwal -Delhi Water Privatization
Amit Bhaduri - Response to the World Bank
Madhura Swaminathan - World Bank and Food Security
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