In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, people crowd inside the government registrar's office to get their land registered, in Hoskote 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Bangalore in the southern India

 

              In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, people crowd inside the government registrar
In this Dec. 10, 2012 photo, people crowd inside the government registrar's office to get their land registered, in Hoskote 30 kilometers (19 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)