Sign letter demanding release of NBA activists

Dear friends,

The Madhya Pradesh government has brutally lathi-charged and arrested Narmada Bachao Andolan activists, tribals and farmers.  Please read below for more information and click the link to sign the online letter to Chief Minister.

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Release Narmada Valley families and activists

To: Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Off – Phone : 91-755- 2441581, 2441033, 2441096, Fax: 91-755-2441781
Res – Phone : 91-755-2440241, 2440242 Fax : 91-755-2540501
email : cm@mp.nic.in


Dear Chief Minister Shivraj Chouhan,


We write to you to immediately release Narmada Bachao Andolan activists Alok Agarwal, Chitaroopa Palit, farmers and adivasis displaced by the dams on Narmada river. Ten thousand displaced families marched the streets of Khandwa on Oct 28th , and thousands were on dharna in front of the collectorate on 29th, demanding the implementation of Madhya Pradesh High Court orders to provide land to the displaced. Instead of providing alternate agricultural land for rehabilitation and sources of livelihood the Government of Madhya Pradesh has responded brutally on 29th and 30th October by lathi-charging and arresting the farmers, tribals and peaceful activists of the Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA).

We demand:

1) An immediate apology for lathi charging and arresting, Narmada activists and peacefully protesting people affected from Indira Sagar, Omkareshwar, Maheshwar, Sardar Sarovar, Upper Veda and Maan dams.


2) Release of Narmada activists, farmers and adivasis immediately, and

3) Land-for-land rehabilitation, not beating and arresting, of  displaced families as per High Court Order.

4) Action against the police officers responsible for this high handed and unlawful action. 

Sincerely,

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~Somnath Mukherji

November 30, 2009 12:00AM