[atp-news] Fw: Adivasi houses being burnt: please act now
Petra Bursee (Adivasi-Tee-Projekt)
petra.bursee at adivasi-tee-projekt.org
Die Sep 21 16:57:52 CEST 2004
Liebe ATP-Mitglieder und FreundInnen,
hier ein Aufruf aus Indien, der uns über die AKD erreichte, Protesbriefe an
indische Minister gegen die aktuelle Gewalt gegen Adivasi in Gujarat zu
Liebe Grüße, Petra Bursee
c/o Petra Bursee
Kopernikusstraße 41, 14482 Potsdam
Tel./Fax: 0331 - 718327
> > Houses are being burned down in the Gujarat original villages
> > Affected families on the road to destitution
> > Please act urgently
> > Today morning, the 9th September, the forest officials along with
> police have gone to the Bhorda Hamlet of Vadgam village in Gujarat
> > District) to burn down more houses of the adivasi families who have
> gone back from the rehabilitation villages.
> > Earlier on 6th five houses of poor adivasi families were already
> burned down. After that the remaining families were told that they need to
> get out within 4 days and if not, their houses also will be burned down.
> The returnees of Gadher village (more than 60 families) were also warned
> > likewise.
> > The Rajpipla collectors office informed that if the families have
> accepted land in the R&R sites, they will have to be removed from the
> > villages! The PAFs are in a spot because they have left the R&R site
> at Malu precisely because the land was of very poor quality. Moreover
> their sons have now married and have two to three children and all cannot
> > survive with what is given as compensation.
> > Now, where will they go?
> > Moreover, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who earlier desisted, now
> seems to have agreed to inaugurate the canal head power house, falling
> > pressure. He is expected either tomorrow the 10th September or within
> a week. The news is not yet leaked to the News papers but the
> construction of the helipad at the dam site is going fast. If he comes, he
> will become responsible for all the brutalities happening in the name of
> the Dam as his endorsement will be a good cover for hiding the suffering
> of those who are affected by this project and are facing destitution.
> > Please urgently contact the Prime Minister, the State Minister for
> > Railways Shri Naranbhai J Rathawa, who hails from the Chotta Udaipur
> > constituency in Gujarat under which come the affected villages in
> Gujarat and the Narmada District Collector at Rajpipla.
> > Please request them to stop this forced and brutal eviction by burning
> > down houses and ensure livelihood security for the families targeted.
> > Mr. Man Mohan Singh,
> > Prime Minister of India,
> > 7, Race Course Road, New Delhi-1
> > Tel: 011-23016857, 23019545 (PM Office),
> > 23019334 (PM residence)
> > 23016996 (Joint Secretary of PM), 23018939 (Personal Secretary of PM)
> > Email: manmohan at sansad.nic.in
> > Write to the PM: http://pmindia.nic.in/write.htm
> > Mr. Naranbhai J Rathawa,
> > State Minister for Railways,
> > 21 Balwant Rai Mehta lane,
> > New Delhi -110001
> > Fax No: 011- 23385025
> > Mobile 09818838822
> > Email- msrn at rb.railnet.gov.in
> > Mr. D G Jalawadia
> > District Collector
> > Rajpipla, Narmada District,
> > Gujarat
> > Ph: 02640-282232