In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Yashoda Puttappa, left, a land rights activist, speaks to The Associated Press at her office in Anekal 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Bangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Yashoda Puttappa, left, a land rights activist, speaks to The Associated Press at her office in Anekal 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Bangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.  For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Yashoda Puttappa, left, a land rights activist, speaks to The Associated Press at her office in Anekal 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Bangalore in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. For years, Karnataka's land records were a quagmire of disputed, forged documents maintained by thousands of tyrannical bureaucrats who demanded bribes to do their jobs. In 2002, there were hopes that this was about to change. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
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