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জামায়াতে ইসলামীর সেক্রেটারি জেনারেল আলী আহসান মোহাম্মদ মুজাহিদের রায়ের প্রতিক্রিয়ায় তাঁর ছেলে আলী আহমেদ মাবরুর বলেছেন, ট্রাইব্যুনালে আমরা ন্যায়বিচার পাইনি, ন্যায়বিচার পাওয়ার আশায় ওই রায়ের বিরুদ্ধে সুপ্রিম কোর্টে আপিল করেছিলাম। কিন্তু এখানেও ন্যায়বিচার পাইনি। এ রায়ে আমরা সংুব্ধ। এখন আইনজীবীদের সাথে কথা বলে পরবর্তী পদপে নেবো।
আলী আহমেদ মাবরুর বলেন, বুদ্ধিজীবী হত্যার যে অভিযোগে মৃত্যুদণ্ড বহাল রাখা হয়েছে, সেখানে কাকে হত্যা করা হয়েছে তার উল্লেখ নেই। কোনো ভিকটিম পরিবারের সদস্য ট্রাইব্যুনালে স্যা দেয়নি। এ অভিযোগে কিসের ভিত্তিতে মৃত্যুদণ্ড বহাল রাখা হয়েছে তা আমার কাছে রহস্যময়। - See more at:http://www.dailynayadiganta.com/detail/news/31121…
জামায়াতে ইসলামীর সেক্রেটারি জেনারেল আলী আহসান মোহাম্মদ মুজাহিদের প্রধান আইনজীবী খন্দকার মাহবুব হোসেন রায়ের পর সুপ্রিম কোর্ট বার সভাপতির কক্ষের সামনে এক ব্রিফিংয়ে বলেন, যে স্যা-প্রমাণের ভিত্তিতে মৃত্যুদণ্ড দেয়া হয়েছে তা সঠিক হয়নি। আইনজীবী হিসেবে আমি মনে করি যে অভিযোগে মুজাহিদকে মৃত্যুদণ্ড দেয়া হয়েছে তাতে যথেষ্ট দুর্বলতা রয়েছে।
খন্দকার মাহবুব হোসেন বলেন, আমরা খুবই উদ্বিগ্ন যে অভিযোগে আপিল বিভাগ তাকে মৃত্যুদণ্ড দিয়েছেন সেটি নিয়ে। আদালত তার বিরুদ্ধে ৭ নং অভিযোগে মৃত্যুদণ্ড থেকে সাজা কমিয়ে যাবজ্জীবন দিলেও ৬ নং অভিযোগে মৃত্যুদণ্ড বহাল রেখেছেন। আমরা মনে করি ৬ নং অভিযোগ সুনির্দিষ্ট ছিল না, ঢালাওভাবে অভিযোগ আনা হয়েছে।
তিনি বলেন, আমরা আশা করি যেভাবে ৬ নং অভিযোগটি আনা হয়েছে এবং স্যা দেয়া হয়েছে, তার বিবেচনায় রিভিউতে আমাদের আসামি খালাশ পাবেন।
মাহবুব হোসেন বলেন, আমরা লিখিত রায় পাওয়ার পর নিয়মানুযায়ী ১৫ দিনের মধ্যে রিভিউ আবেদন করব। আশা করি আপিল বিভাগ রিভিউতে ত্রুটিগুলো বিবেচনায় নিয়ে যে অভিযোগে মৃত্যুদণ্ড দেয়া হয়েছে তা থেকে অব্যাহতি দেবেন। তিনি আরো বলেন, মামলার তদন্ত কর্মকর্তাও বলেছেন, মুজাহিদ আলবদর ছিলেন এ ধরনের কোনো প্রমাণ পাওয়া যায়নি।
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Mr. President , PM ,K,P.OLI ,J .N Khanal and many other looters of the taxpayers' money
Subject –Return of the looted money in the PM's relief fund
Dear politicians /office bearers
You all know how the last EQ of 12th Baishak devastated our lovely country and many lives and billions worth property damaged. This is undoubtedly a time to mourn and make determination that you will do that needed to restructure the country, help the victims and reconstruct the damages. In this context all Nepalese citizen are doing their best to help the victims of the EQ.
At this stage we need strong unity and determination to overcome the tragedies brought by the last EQ. However the political leaders are neither showing their strength to re- structure nor doing any kind of help to the victims as they are interested only to loot the nation. They are busy in smuggling the relief materials like corrugated sheets, blankets and misuse the money allocated for the tents purchase. The funny and disgusting part is that the same looters who looted millions of taxpayer's money in the name of medical treatment are visiting various sites of damages and telling the people to keep courage and fooling them that the corrupt government will help them to fight with the EQ damages. These shameless people talk big and give false assurances and false promise saying Rs 15,000 will be provided to you for buying the corrugated sheet, 5 lacks low interest loan to built new house etc but in reality the corrupt politicians are looting the taxpayers money in different pretext. It looks so ridicules when looters like PM ex PM, President , etc request the poor people to help the victims and poor innocent Nepalese people are carried away on emotion seeing the damages of the EQ and the result is that even the recent flood victims do cut down their expenses and donate to the EQ victims where as the corrupt ministers continue to loot the relief fund as mentioned by the government report itself .The corrupt leaders rovers around the damages area in the helicopter and make fun of the victims.
I do not know there is record of your looting in the name of medical treatment or not but if you have any moral it is time you all looters from president to PM return back the looted amount and deposit it in the PM relief fund to reconstruct the EQ damages. If you people have even a tint of moral values left in your soul and consider yourself as worth to be called as human being, in this juncture of the country when people are in big problem , there hope shattered, tons of miseries in their head, and being looted from all sides like politicians, traders, school, vendors, etc deposit all the money you people have collected as medical treatment in the PM's relief fund or else your request to the donor countries for donation to reconstruct the EQ damages will be as hollow as you people are.
I heard the corrupt government is preparing to show all the damages to the donor agencies and in my opinion this is nothing but to beg without any dignity exposing the miseries of the people. Neither Nepalese people are so poor, inefficient and corrupt as the politician of the country nor we Nepalese people want to be humiliated in the way you corrupt politician want to exhibit the miseries and fill your pocket.
This is the time to show your dignity and honesty to fulfill the needs of the people and uplift the image of the country and show to the world that Nepalese people can stand on its own feet in any circumstances without losing their dignity and honor. We Nepalese people are humiliated at times by world community because you people are corrupt and interested only to fulfill your vested interest.
The corrupt international INGOs who take back more than 90% of the donated money through salaries ,perks and spent unnecessarily in seminar, PR etc blames Nepal as corrupt nation simply because you politically related people are corrupt and give enough opportunities to insult Nepalese people .where as they INGO s etc themselves are none the less corrupt than you people. Example is FIFA.
People like we who love to have rule of law in the country and want the good governance and transparency are eager to ask few pertinent question to the donor agencies like the following
1. What is the source of money that you donate to Nepal –the taxpayers money cannot be spent and misuse the way the donor funded money are used by the donor agency itself
2. What percentage of the money is spent for salary perks and other facilities like use of helicopter where the vehicle can easily reach ,
3. Inform us the actual percentage of money that reaches to the victim for whom it is said to be donated.
4. How you decide on the modus operandi for the optimum utilization of the donated money?
5. The extravagance that is easily visible to any concuss citizen suggest the proper book keeping of the donated money is not undertaken and we want as much transparency from the donor agencies as we demand from the government
Dear President, PM ex PMs and other many looters of the taxpayers money , I feel sorry to say this that we are unable morally to ask mentioned question directly to the donor agencies and sent letters to the PM/president of the concerned donor countries directly requesting to give proper attention on such pertinent issues simple because our bed sheet is also dirty as theirs because of you corrupt politicians whose only notion is to loot the nation in different pretext
I consider this is big opportunity to you people (all who have looted the taxpayer's money in the name of medical treatment, ) to return back the looted money in PM's relief fund and show to the international organization ,donor countries that you are corrupt no doubt but still you have not killed your inner voice totally and are not yet morally dead and are still concerned with the miseries of your country men. This will not only boost up your character and help a lot to get back your lost respect but also provide a strength to people like we to write directly the concerned donor agencies and their government to watch and monitor the donated money and its status.
As I have worked in many word Bank and ADB funded projects and have fair knowledge how the organization are run but because of the corrupt character of you politicians we lose our strength to ask directly the donor agencies to be transparent, open and specific and show your book keeping
I hope at this time when the people and country need the moral values to fight with the corrupt INGOs , so that the Nepalese are not cheated in the name of relief you people will help the country by returning all the money you have looted in the name of medical treatment and provide enough strength to people like we to ask for the required transparency from the INGOs Donor agencies etc
Thanks for cooperation
Kalyan Dev Bhattarai
Senior citizen 0f Nepal
Dear Dr. Sambhu Katteljee,
What this Raut fellow is uttering is not a non-issue. A few Madhesi
idiots have been taking the country to ransom for too long a time. For
instance, a few years ago, Rajendra Mahato threatened the government
in Kathmandu to clamp an embargo against the capital at Birganj,
probably learning from the blockade imposed by Rajiv Gandhi's India
against landlocked Nepal for nearly a year and half in 1989-90 that
ended only with regime change in Nepal. The latter itself had been the
result of late King Birendra's refusal to give in to India's proposal
of Bhutanisation of Nepal. When the Madhesi-centric parties were badly
trounced in the last CA2 election, this Mahato fellow again said, it
was the defeat of the Bharatbadis, or the defeat of India in Nepal. He
was clearly hoping that India could be somehow incited into looking at
it similarly too and come to their rescue through more "Mehtas", the
reference being to the a consular official named Mehta at the Indian
Consulate at Birganj who wanted to see the "terai burn" during the
dying days of CA1. For this, he had invited the leaders of Madhesi
extraction belonging to all parties to a dinner in a Birganj
restaurant. But the Madhesi leaders of two national parties, the NC
and UML, went public about this instigation, while the Madhesi leaders
of the Madhesi parties--Sadbhavana party, Janadihiar Forum, and so
on--just kept quiet, clearly an act of betrayal to the nation, or in
other words, anti-national. Following this undiplomatic embarrassment,
the Mehta fellow himself was quietly withdrawn by the South Block. And
come CA2 election, it was the Madhesi leaders of these national
parties who carried the day. The Madhesi politicians of the parties to
which the Mehta's co-conspirators belonged were badly defeated,
clearly underscoring the fact that these politicos who had
opportunistically aligned themselves with the Mehtas, have lost all
faith of the Madhesi people. The most outstanding example of this
phenomenon is the cutting down to size of Mr. Upendra Yadav who having
misled the Madhesi people into anti-Pahadi rallies and won big in the
ensuing CA1 election has since been badly humiliated by the voters in
CA2 election. In other parts of the world that would have been a
sufficient ground for a party leader like him to retire. But, of
course, this happens to be the case of a Madhesi zamindar in feudal
The fact of the matter is that the Madhesh region in the Terai is one
of the most stratified socially, economically and politically. The
high caste and rich minority has been inflicting its tyranny over the
rest of the people who are historically poor, utterly poor, and
live--half-starved--at the exploitative mercy of these high caste
people from among whom almost all Madhesi leaders are born. For
instance, the Chamars and Mushahars are the two biggest and lowest
caste ethnic groups in Madhesh or the Madhesh region of terai. If one
goes through any research work on terai, one would invariably come
across the untold misery to which these poor and low caste people are
subjugated to--economically, socially and sexually--by their high
caste tormentors. Recently, Mr. Raut headed a Save Madhesh campaign
which, in this very email forum and for that very reason, I suggested
should be renamed, Save Madhesh from the Madhesi Leaders. Given the
present day situation, that should be the fitting objective of any
campaign to be launched for the Madhesi people of terai.
Now to get back to the threat issued by Mr. Raut of Griha Yuddha, we
should be glad that India is no longer ruled by people like Rajiv
Gandhi or Atal Bihari Bajpaye, the latter a highly respected leader in
India but for Nepal, one who decided to give safe haven to our
"People's warriors" like Prachanda and Babu Ram who having caused the
mindless slaughter of 17,000 innocent Nepalese have in the meantime
emerged like the Nepali version of Rumania's Ceusescu. Today India is
governed by leaders like Narendra Modi, and China, the superpower in
the making to the north, has entered Nepal in a big way. Therefore,
Mr. Raut, if he wants to live peacefully and honorably as a Nepali
citizen, should desist from such nonsensical utterances which need
"Mehtas" for them to materialize in actuality. After all, as an
educated man he should remind himself that the forefathers of most of
the present day Madhesi people had migrated from what is independent
India today only a couple of generations ago in pursuit of greener
pastures. If Nepal can resettle Indian migrants in terai, how does Mr.
Raut hold that Nepal cannot resettle her own citizens in the terai
region of Nepal.
To conclude, despite this acute diversity the Madhesi community in
Nepal remains a closely-knit and introvert system. While most Madhesi
scholars are familiar about this tragedy of the low caste people in
the terai and are also willing to talk about it in informal groups,
there are few writers who are willing to call a spade a spade more
publicly. But authors like Prof. Ram Narayan Dev do give hope. About
three years ago, he demonstrated his academic courage when he wrote in
a local daily that "most land in the terai are occupied by the people
of higher caste." He had complained that the government simplistically
recognizes "only one category, Madhesi" but "none of the deprived
groups, the dalits, mushahars, chamars, etc. get to apply. It is the
Jhas, Misras, Thakurs, Singhs, Dev, Karna, Yadavs, Mandals, Shah,
Chaudhari end up grabbing the reserved opportunities. " Such writings
are essential for ensuring social justice in any society including
Madhesh. In Nepal, it also contributes to the furthering of national
integration that would go on to set the stage for collectively seeking
the improvement of our common destiny under which all the regions and
people of the country enjoy the opportunity for maximum development
based on the strength of their special comparative advantages that all
of them are endowed with.
Bihari Krishna Shrestha
Dalits Media WatchNews Updates 17.06.15
Dalit girl severly beaten up after her shadow falls on high caste muscleman - The Indian Express
18 Held for Quarry Clash Get Conditional Bail - The New Indian Express
A better way of life for sex workers in Hyderabad - The Asian Age
Boys sweep engineering entrance ranks - The Hindu
Government to send 100 Dalit students to US, UK on Ambedkar 'inspiration' trip -DNA
Dalit's Concerns Before Land Rights Struggle Groups/ Mainstream Movements
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The Indian Express
Dalit girl severly beaten up after her shadow falls on high caste muscleman
The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that they severely beat the girl and threatened to kill her if she was spotted again at the hand pump.
By: Press Trust of India | Chattarpur | Updated: June 16, 2015 4:07 pm
In a shocking incident, a minor Dalit girl was allegedly thrashed by higher caste women in Ganeshpura village here after the victim's shadow fell on a muscleman belonging to their family, police said today.
The incident took place on June 13 and the complaint was also filed on the same day at Gadi Malhera police station, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP), Neeraj Pandey said.
According to the complaint lodged by the girl's father, the problem began when his daughter was fetching water from a village hand pump and her shadow fell on muscle-man Puran Yadav (belonging to a higher caste) when he happened to pass from there, the ASP said.
The episode enraged the family of the muscle-man to such an extent that the women of the family severely beat the girl and threatened that if she was spotted again at the hand pump, they would kill her, he said.
Yadav's family also prevented the victim from going to police station, but they somehow managed to reach there.
A case under sections 323, 341, 506 of the IPC has been registered against the accused and further investigation is underway.
In several remote pockets of India, where untouchability is still prevalent, people from the lower caste are forbidden to come in contact with those belonging to the higher rung so much so that they can't share their food, cook for them or even look them in the eye. It is even forbidden for their shadow to fall on higher caste people, who consider it as defiling or polluting.
The New Indian Express
18 Held for Quarry Clash Get Conditional Bail
By Express News Service
Published: 17th June 2015 06:00 AM
VELLORE: Villagers of Kalathur organised a warm welcome on Tuesday evening for 18 persons of their village who were granted conditional bail after being arrested and imprisoned for 14 days following a group clash on June 3 that had arisen over the quarrying of sand in the Palar River bed near their village.
"After producing two securities for each of the 18 before the court, we bailed them out," said Jessy of Makkal Mandram, an organisation working for the upliftment of Dalits and Tribals and which has been supporting the villagers' solidarity against sand quarrying in the area.
The Judge of the Principal District Court, R V R Deenadayalan, granted conditional bail for the 18 and directed them to sign a register everyday in the Judicial Magistrate Court-I in Salem until further hearing.
The Judge, in his order, also requested the police to produce one 17-year-old Chinnarasu, (who was also arrested in the group clash) before the Juvenile Justice Board on Wednesday to determine his age. If the board ascertains that he is a minor, then he shall be released, unconditionally, as per the Juvenile Justice Act.
Kalathur's villagers hailed the 18 persons released on bail and garlanded them after they emerged from the prison's premises at about 7 pm.
The clash between two groups in the village arose when the sand mafia bribed around 30 families into accepting money in return for allowing the quarrying of sand in the riverbed. However, other villagers opposing the sand quarrying began protesting against it. With tensions simmering between the two groups for several months on this issue, it came to a head on June 3, when the two groups clashed. Police arrested 24 villagers from both groups. Of the 24 villagers, 19 villagers, including six women, were against the quarrying of sand. Chinnarasu, also one of the 19 villagers, was taken to borstal school and his age will be established by the Juvenile Justice Board.
The Asian Age
A better way of life for sex workers in Hyderabad
Jun 14, 2015 - TEENA THACKER |
Nestled around the majestic structures of Charminar-Falaknuma, five kilometres from the global icon of Hyderabad is witnessing a change of sorts. The once docile women, vulnerable to circumstances that pushed them into flesh trade have started to live confidently. Equipped with adequate information which is required to protect their rights, they live no more on mercy of others for their daily tasks like demanding free take-home ration from the anganwadi centres for their children, adolescent and pregnant women, thanks to the interventions of government organisations and NGOs like Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) that worked strenuously to help them win their "chores" battle.
Jostled with major issues that contribute to urban poverty, this old city area which constitutes Muslim population has about 60 per cent of sex workers, of the total population. However, for long, this marginalised population remained secluded and denied of the social benefits and the government schemes meant for them.
"They have not been very forthcoming. However, with the help of peer educators that imparted home-based education a lot of behaviour change has been seen," said Dr Riyaz, project director, Hyderabad leprosy control and health society, targeted interventions.
In the talukas for the district, including Bahadurpur, Bandlaguda and Charminar mandals, 25 hotspots have been identified where information is imparted on components like behavioural change, sexually-transmitted infections (STI), condom promotion. A social inclusion plan for socially-excluded and marginalised population has been designed with technical support by CFAR and is providing the basis for the change.
"Providing enabling environment and advocacy is done by CFAR. Here, linkage services for 0-6 years, 14-18 years and adolescent girls is also done. After putting hard work for more than three years, the efforts have started churning results now as more than 120 families have been enrolled, including sex workers, which are now getting the benefit of the government schemes. Earlier, the community was approaching the centres but now with the help of followups and interventions done by us, the trend has started to reverse," said Sudha Rani, project coordinator, CFAR, Hyderabad.
Furthermore, CFAR has also asked the centre for providing double nutrition to the HIV-positive women.
Significantly, most of these sex workers have Aadhar cards too. "We have linked all the eligible children of the area with the aanganwadi centres so that they can take the benefit of government-run ICDS scheme. They are getting adequate nutrition. Other than that the aanganwadi workers also help the community in cases of domestic violence and other critical issues," said 25-year-old Nazima, a peer educator.
Tabassum, 30, has three children and all of them are getting midday meals. "We are happy that our children are getting good quality and healthy food. We did not know that we were entitled to this food. A campaign held by CFAR helped us know about our rights," she said.
Boys sweep engineering entrance ranks
Boys swept the top ranks in the engineering entrance examinations, the rank-list of which was published here on Tuesday. The results of the architecture entrance examinations were also announced by Education Minister P. K. Abdu Rabb.
The first rank in the engineering entrance examination was bagged by B. Arjun from Thiruvananthapuram. While the second rank went to A.S. Ameer Hassan from Kozhikode, the third rank went to P. Sreerag, also from Kozhikode.
SC/ST rank holders
The first rank in the Scheduled Castes category went to B. Sarath and the second rank to C.S. Karthik Baal. In the Scheduled Tribes category, the first rank went to A. Avinash and the second rank to K.S. Midhun.
The first rank for the Architecture course went to Lisa Therse from Perinthalmanna. The second rank went to M.R. Abhishek from Ernakulam, and the third rank to K. Devi Raj from Malappuram.
Of the 1,11,109 candidates who appeared for the entrance examinations, 55,180 candidates have been included on the rank-list. Of these, 30,708 are male candidates.
While there are 367 candidates from the State Plus two stream in the first 1,000 ranks, there is not a single candidate from the Vocational Higher Secondary Education stream on the list.
While there are 556 candidates in the top 1,000 list from the AISSCE (All India Senior School Certificate Examination) stream, there are 63 candidates in this list from the ICSE (Indian Certificate of Secondary Education) stream.
Based on the district of permanent residence, there are 173 candidates from Ernakulam district in the top 1,000. While there are 139 candidates from Malappuram and 125 from Kozhikode, there are 115 candidates from Thiruvananthapuram. Among the top 100 rank holders, 57 are male candidates.
Candidates under 25 boards of examination within and outside the country had written the examinations. Of these, 13 boards had made available their marks-related data to the Entrance Commissioner for purposes of standardising the scores of candidates. The rest of the boards were mapped on to the CBSE marks data for purposes of standardisation.
Of the 59,220 engineering seats available in the State across all categories of colleges, the CEE would be making allotments to 35,963 government seats. The first allotment would be done on June 25.
Government to send 100 Dalit students to US, UK on Ambedkar 'inspiration' trip
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 7:05am IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna | From the print edition
The ministry of social justice and empowerment is conducting the visit called Dr Ambedkar Foundation's Study Tour. Students with at least a graduation degree will be visiting Columbia University and London School of Economics.
In its continued attempt to win over Dalits, the government is arranging a study tour wherein one hundred Dalit students will get a chance to visit institutes in theUnited States and the United Kingdom where Dr BR Ambedkar studied.
The ministry of social justice and empowerment is conducting the visit called Dr Ambedkar Foundation's Study Tour. Students with at least a graduation degree will be visiting Columbia University and London School of Economics.
The selection of students will be made by the University Grants Commission. The last date for submission of applications is June 30.
"In a week-long trip, 50 students will be sent to each place. The idea is to make the students understand how a Dalit boy rose to reach such institutions of repute in the UK and the US. The trip is to motivate and mobilise the Dalit youths to reach out to the world," said an official of the ministry.
To ensure that only those deserving make it to the tour, in the criteria laid down by the ministry says that the applicant with family income of not more than Rs 4.5 lakh a year will be eligible for the tour. The UGC, which has been made the nodal body to call applicants, will also ensure that only those students who have never travelled abroad are chosen.
The students will also visit Ambedkar's two-storey house in London that is being bought by the Maharashtra government. The architect of India's constitution had lived in the house during his years in London.
"Besides Columbia University, there is not much about Ambedkar in the US. His documents tell us only about a seminar paper that he had presented in the Colombia University. There is a hostel where Ambedkar
lived," said Dalit rights activist Professor Kancha Ilaiah of Osmania University.
Ilaiah who has been vocal against the ideology of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad also said that the just showing universities and colleges is not enough. "It is a good thought to give this opportunity to the under privileged, but when in the US, they should arrange for an interaction of these students with African-American scholars," added Ilaiah.
Marking the 125th birth anniversary of Ambedkar, the ministry of social justice is also collaborating with the human resource development ministry to initiate a certificate course on the life and ideology of Ambedkar under the Indira Gandhi National Open University. An Ambedkar coin and a postal stamp will also be released to mark the occasion.
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Stop Terror and Repression – Release Struggling Peasants Immediately
On 6th June 2015 huge police force numbering 700 with deadly weapons attacked and injured several struggling villages of Sipasarubali Mouza under Brahmagiritaluka of Puri district of Orissa. Police has arrested 33 villagers including women and assaulted them. Government force has exerted wide spread terror and repression. They have arrested comrade Basudev Das, the important leader of all India khet mazdoor sabha from his resident.
For a long time people of Sipasarubali wedge peaceful relentless struggle under the banner of Upakaliya Jami-o-Jangal Suraksha Sammttee (UJJSS), supported by AIKMKS to protect the land and the forest from land mafia, forest mafia and from natural disaster. Agitation was going on for a long time and the UJJSS was able to protect the area. Several times agitation faced with external armed attack goons and government police. This is well known fact that long Orissa coast is perennially cyclone and flood prone region. Even years after years people living in coastal region suffered serious devastation. Many a times the coastal people helplessly witness that hutments and homes being washed away or swallowed by high tidier waves of the sea and their lives and livelihoods had been destroyed.
Central and state government are very much aware of this fact but continuously government refuses to act on many valuable suggestions made by the scientists. Not only this natural protections that were present in the coast like mangroves sand domes and the forest, are allowed to be endlessly destroyed. Seriously effecting the environmental balance, depriving people from their traditional means of livelihood like fishing and uprooting the people from their land and cultural life and social environment, the government is planning to hand over the vast coastal areas to MNCs' or to Indian big bourgeoisies in the name of Developing hotels industries and tourist outfits.
The demand of people was refused by state government. Now they are determined to destroy the area for the narrow interest. Many attacks in the past were resisted by the people.
But on June 6th 2015 the organised attack by the huge police and assaulting the villagers and subsequently arrested 33 villagers and spread terror and repression throughout the region. They have also issued warrant of arrest against comrade Srikant Mohanthi, the secretary of Orissa CMS and leader of AIKMKS.
District collector of Puri district invited villagers to discuss the matter. The villagers have agreed to discuss the matter and accordingly the leaders went to office of collector. Seeing the representative of industrial development corporation were also present at the meeting the villagers refused to talk to IDP. Government is planning to hand over the area to IDP to build infrastructure for the corporate houses and destroy the forest and subsequently evicting the villagers from the land and homes.
But on 6th June government acted as agents and goons of MNCs' and proved that they are against the people, land and forest.
AIKMKS strongly condemned the heinous and brutal attack on the peoples' movement and demand the following—
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विरुद्ध जगेन्द्र के बेटे राहुल की ओर से पेट्रोल डाल कर जिंदा जला देने
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के विरुद्ध फेसबुक पर निरंतर खुलासे कर रहे थे, जिससे राज्यमंत्री
राममूर्ति वर्मा का चिढ़ना स्वाभाविक ही है। उन्होंने इसी रंजिश में एक
अमित भदौरिया नाम के व्यक्ति की मदद कर दी, जिसकी जगेन्द्र से रंजिश चल
रही थी। जगेन्द्र के विरुद्ध राममूर्ति वर्मा का साथ पाकर अमित भदौरिया
ने अप्रैल के महीने में जानलेवा हमला करने का एक फर्जी मुकदमा दर्ज करा
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प्रार्थना पत्रों को किसी पुलिस अफसर ने गंभीरता से नहीं लिया, इसके
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उसे गेस्ट हाउस ले गये, जहां राज्यमंत्री राममूर्ति वर्मा आदि ने उसका
यौन शोषण किया, इस मुकदमे के संबंध में जगेन्द्र ने न सिर्फ लिखा, बल्कि
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हड़कंप मच गया। जो पुलिस अब तक राममूर्ति वर्मा के दबाव में जगेन्द्र को
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को मजबूर कर देना भी हत्या की ही श्रेणी का अपराध है, इसीलिए
प्रत्यक्षदर्शी गवाह का यह कहना कि जगेन्द्र ने आत्म हत्या की थी, नामजद
आरोपियों को दोष मुक्त नहीं कर देता।
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साथ आ गये थे। महिला भी सत्ता पक्ष की सताई हुई थी, तभी उसने यौन शोषण
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