A national dialogue in New Delhi analyzed evidence of the links between insecure land rights and land-based conflict in India, as well as the risks these conflicts pose to investments and the country’s larger financial system. “The assumption that land without clear ownership is uninhabited is a colonial legacy,” said Arvind Khare, Executive Director of RRI. “There are communities living almost everywhere, and in many cases, they have been living there long before governments came in the picture. It is illogical to not consult them on investments involving their traditional lands.”