When residents of a slum cluster in New Delhi's Janta Camp area heard that the G20 summit was to be held in the Indian capital, barely 500 meters from their homes, they expected it would benefit them as well.

Instead, they were rendered homeless.

Dharmender Kumar, Khushboo Devi and their three children were among scores of people across Delhi whose homes were demolished over the past few months — action that both residents and activists say is part of beautification work for the summit on Sept. 9 and 10.