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  • Shamsul Islam
    Kalluri Rao ji, I am sorry to write that you are .getting personal in discussing movements in which Medha ji is involved. There are thousands and thousands of
    Message 1 of 10 , Mar 13 8:02 PM
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      Kalluri Rao ji,
      I am sorry to write that you are .getting personal in discussing movements in which Medha ji is involved. There are thousands and thousands of Indians who would like to support her so that she continues working for down-trodden of this country.
      Regards,
      Shamsul Islam


      On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Guru गुरु <Guru@...> wrote:
       

      Dear Kalluri Rao

      why don't you spend a month with her after she is released to know the answer first hand.
      Try and participate in her work, it may be the best education you would have got.
      I am being serious, think about it.

      Guru


      On 03/09/2013 12:22 PM, Kalluri Rao wrote:
       
      It is good that Medha phadkar is arrested . While out side the jail I wonder what she does to make her living ?

      On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM, NAPM India <napmindia@...> wrote:
       
      [Attachment(s) from NAPM India included below]





      NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS

      National Office: A Wing First Floor, Haji Habib Building, Naigaon Cross Road                                                                                  Dadar(E), Mumbai – 400 014. Phone - 9969363065;

      DelhiOffice : 6/6 jangpura B, New Delhi – 110 014 . Phone : 9818905316

      E-mail:napmindia@... | Web : www.napm-india.org

      -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      ActionAlert and Update on Golibar Arrests

       

      Medha Patkar and 20 others arrested at Golibar, Mumbai

       

      Demand Immediate Release of Detainees:

      Halt to Demolitions and Inquiry into Illegalities and Corruption

      Seek action against police and Shivalik Builders 

       

      Mumbai: In a series of illegal actions against the urban poor in Mumbai, the city police today came down heavily on Medha Patkar and a group of people resisitng the illegal evitions at Golibar, Khar (East). Other active local residents including Prerna Gaikwad, Ajit and 20 men and women have also been arrested today afternoon. Those protesting have been beaten up very badly by the police and goons on behalf of Shivalik Builders, in the presence of MHADA engineers and officials. The latest information is that at least ten houses have been demolished at Golibar (Khar East). A posse of police vehilces and JCB machines are still at the place and the demolition drive is still on.

       

      The bulldozers at Golibar, a 50 year old slum are once again out to demolish and evict the slum dwellers who have been fighting the corruption and land grab by Shivalik Ventures in which the 2G Spectrum scam ridden Unitech has a stake. In the past the slum dwellers have repeatedly opposed and exposed the illegal acts of the private developers who are all out to grab the land. It was only after the expose that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra scrapped the two 3K projects.

       

      Even now, as usual, no notice has been served on the people before the demolitions. The Mumbai High Court had directed that the residents must be reloacted at good transit camps that are in a completely livable condition and also directed that indiviidual agreements with the residents must be registered. However, without follwing this directive of the High Court, the demolitions are continuing in a totrally illegal maner. It is also significant to note that as recently as on 18th January, the CEO of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Mr. Nirmal Deshmuk ordered a halt to the demolitions, but the same has started once again, with MHADA’s intervention.

       

      It is shameful that instead of initiating action against the illegal builder-encroacher ‘Shivalik’, the administration continues to demolish and destroy hundreds of the dwellings of hundreds of hard-earned poor, along with their properties.  Thousands of basti dwellers across Mumbai under the banner of Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan are united with the detainees and aggrieved and have been raising slogans of 'Buildershahi band karo"; 'Gareebon ka shram kitna, haq kitna, hisaab karo, hisaab do'.

       

      We all request you to kindly call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra-Office and request them to stop the forcible eviction of slum dwellers.

       

      Demand:

      ·        Immediaterelease of all the detainees

      ·        Immediatesuspension, disciplinary and criminal action against all police officials and personnel involved in the demolition drive and force on the people.

      ·        Legalaction against Shivalik Builders for all the illegalities and encroachment committed by it.

       

      A string of protest calls from across the nation are pouring in at the Nirmal Nagar Police Station (26471306 / 26470931) and to SPI Bagade (9821600134) for immediate release of the detainees.

       

      Do also call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra at 022- 22025151 and 022- 22025222.

      Fax the CM @ 022-22817068

      Send an e-mail at chiefminister@...

       

      In Solidarity,

       

      Sumit Wajale           Madhuri Variyath           Meera               Seela      

      9892727063              09820619174          09179148973             09212587159


      ===============================================
      National Alliance of People’s Movements
      National Office : 6/6, Jangpura B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014
      Phone : 011 26241167 / 24354737 Mobile : 09818905316
      Web : www.napm-india.org
      Twitter : @napmindia



      --
      Kalluri Subba Rao, PhD.,D.Sc (IISc), FNA.
      A man who is a master of patience is a master of everything else




    • ashok.chowdhury@...
      Dear Com Shamsul, Your response is quite appropriate to point out that such personal comment on social activists like Medhaji is not at all desired from any
      Message 2 of 10 , Mar 13 11:14 PM
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        Dear Com Shamsul,
        Your response is quite appropriate to point out that such personal comment on social activists like Medhaji is not at all desired from any responsible person.But I wonder if it is  worth of any response. This Kalluriji  should have known firstly about the age old tradition of social activism of our country before making such irresponsible comment on a committed activist like Medhaji .He or she should have also known that certainly Medhaji is not living on the income from any estate agency or from any absentee landlordism. Of course, one can have differences with her or her strategies. But that should be expressed sincerely and appropriately and certainly not by making such lucid comments.Her commitment to the struggle against displacement is an inspiration to many people. We  understand that it has also become a tradition of the elites to question the source of income of the movements and social and political activists who are working against the dominant systems.But such people would not ever question the financial reliability of the mainstream national leaders or the fictitious companies who are supporting these leaders.May one asks to this kalluriji that does he/she has the guts to know about the source of livelihood of Mahatma Gandhiji when he left his established legal profession in Durban and came to India to work in the freedom struggle.
        Warm regards,
        Ashok   




         It has been a   

        On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Shamsul Islam <notoinjustice@...> wrote:
         

        Kalluri Rao ji,
        I am sorry to write that you are .getting personal in discussing movements in which Medha ji is involved. There are thousands and thousands of Indians who would like to support her so that she continues working for down-trodden of this country.
        Regards,
        Shamsul Islam




        On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Guru गुरु <Guru@...> wrote:
         

        Dear Kalluri Rao

        why don't you spend a month with her after she is released to know the answer first hand.
        Try and participate in her work, it may be the best education you would have got.
        I am being serious, think about it.

        Guru


        On 03/09/2013 12:22 PM, Kalluri Rao wrote:
         
        It is good that Medha phadkar is arrested . While out side the jail I wonder what she does to make her living ?

        On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM, NAPM India <napmindia@...> wrote:
         
        [Attachment(s) from NAPM India included below]





        NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS

        National Office: A Wing First Floor, Haji Habib Building, Naigaon Cross Road                                                                                  Dadar(E), Mumbai – 400 014. Phone - 9969363065;

        DelhiOffice : 6/6 jangpura B, New Delhi – 110 014 . Phone : 9818905316

        E-mail:napmindia@... | Web : www.napm-india.org

        -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        ActionAlert and Update on Golibar Arrests

         

        Medha Patkar and 20 others arrested at Golibar, Mumbai

         

        Demand Immediate Release of Detainees:

        Halt to Demolitions and Inquiry into Illegalities and Corruption

        Seek action against police and Shivalik Builders 

         

        Mumbai: In a series of illegal actions against the urban poor in Mumbai, the city police today came down heavily on Medha Patkar and a group of people resisitng the illegal evitions at Golibar, Khar (East). Other active local residents including Prerna Gaikwad, Ajit and 20 men and women have also been arrested today afternoon. Those protesting have been beaten up very badly by the police and goons on behalf of Shivalik Builders, in the presence of MHADA engineers and officials. The latest information is that at least ten houses have been demolished at Golibar (Khar East). A posse of police vehilces and JCB machines are still at the place and the demolition drive is still on.

         

        The bulldozers at Golibar, a 50 year old slum are once again out to demolish and evict the slum dwellers who have been fighting the corruption and land grab by Shivalik Ventures in which the 2G Spectrum scam ridden Unitech has a stake. In the past the slum dwellers have repeatedly opposed and exposed the illegal acts of the private developers who are all out to grab the land. It was only after the expose that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra scrapped the two 3K projects.

         

        Even now, as usual, no notice has been served on the people before the demolitions. The Mumbai High Court had directed that the residents must be reloacted at good transit camps that are in a completely livable condition and also directed that indiviidual agreements with the residents must be registered. However, without follwing this directive of the High Court, the demolitions are continuing in a totrally illegal maner. It is also significant to note that as recently as on 18th January, the CEO of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Mr. Nirmal Deshmuk ordered a halt to the demolitions, but the same has started once again, with MHADA’s intervention.

         

        It is shameful that instead of initiating action against the illegal builder-encroacher ‘Shivalik’, the administration continues to demolish and destroy hundreds of the dwellings of hundreds of hard-earned poor, along with their properties.  Thousands of basti dwellers across Mumbai under the banner of Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan are united with the detainees and aggrieved and have been raising slogans of 'Buildershahi band karo"; 'Gareebon ka shram kitna, haq kitna, hisaab karo, hisaab do'.

         

        We all request you to kindly call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra-Office and request them to stop the forcible eviction of slum dwellers.

         

        Demand:

        ·        Immediaterelease of all the detainees

        ·        Immediatesuspension, disciplinary and criminal action against all police officials and personnel involved in the demolition drive and force on the people.

        ·        Legalaction against Shivalik Builders for all the illegalities and encroachment committed by it.

         

        A string of protest calls from across the nation are pouring in at the Nirmal Nagar Police Station (26471306 / 26470931) and to SPI Bagade (9821600134) for immediate release of the detainees.

         

        Do also call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra at 022- 22025151 and 022- 22025222.

        Fax the CM @ 022-22817068

        Send an e-mail at chiefminister@...

         

        In Solidarity,

         

        Sumit Wajale           Madhuri Variyath           Meera               Seela      

        9892727063              09820619174          09179148973             09212587159


        ===============================================
        National Alliance of People’s Movements
        National Office : 6/6, Jangpura B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014
        Phone : 011 26241167 / 24354737 Mobile : 09818905316
        Web : www.napm-india.org
        Twitter : @napmindia



        --
        Kalluri Subba Rao, PhD.,D.Sc (IISc), FNA.
        A man who is a master of patience is a master of everything else







        --

        C/O Vikalp Social Organisation 

        11, Mangal Nagar
        Saharanpur - 247001
        Uttar Pradesh, India
        Mobile: 09412231276, 09868857723
      • Pankaj Jain
        Dear ashok ji, You have yourself explained why you think Kalluri ji asked that question, which typically is asked of those who you do no respect-admire and is
        Message 3 of 10 , Mar 14 4:37 AM
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          Dear ashok ji,

          You have yourself explained why you think Kalluri ji asked that question, which typically is asked of those who you do no respect-admire and is not asked of those who you admire, whatever be the domain, be it the activism of Medha ji, Gandhi Ji, assorted Naxalite or Bhagwat ji (RSS).

          It seems that Kaluri ji probably is not an admirer of Medha ji as some others are, but why should really be an issue of debate.

          Pankaj
           

          --- On Thu, 3/14/13, ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...> wrote:

          From: ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...>
          Subject: Re: [Arkitect India] Action Alert: Medha Patkar and 20 arrested @ Golibar: Demand Justice
          To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
          Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:44 AM

           

          Dear Com Shamsul,

          Your response is quite appropriate to point out that such personal comment on social activists like Medhaji is not at all desired from any responsible person.But I wonder if it is  worth of any response. This Kalluriji  should have known firstly about the age old tradition of social activism of our country before making such irresponsible comment on a committed activist like Medhaji .He or she should have also known that certainly Medhaji is not living on the income from any estate agency or from any absentee landlordism. Of course, one can have differences with her or her strategies. But that should be expressed sincerely and appropriately and certainly not by making such lucid comments.Her commitment to the struggle against displacement is an inspiration to many people. We  understand that it has also become a tradition of the elites to question the source of income of the movements and social and political activists who are working against the dominant systems.But such people would not ever question the financial reliability of the mainstream national leaders or the fictitious companies who are supporting these leaders.May one asks to this kalluriji that does he/she has the guts to know about the source of livelihood of Mahatma Gandhiji when he left his established legal profession in Durban and came to India to work in the freedom struggle.
          Warm regards,
          Ashok   




           It has been a   

          On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Shamsul Islam <notoinjustice@...> wrote:
           

          Kalluri Rao ji,
          I am sorry to write that you are .getting personal in discussing movements in which Medha ji is involved. There are thousands and thousands of Indians who would like to support her so that she continues working for down-trodden of this country.
          Regards,
          Shamsul Islam




          On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Guru गुरु <Guru@...> wrote:
           

          Dear Kalluri Rao

          why don't you spend a month with her after she is released to know the answer first hand.
          Try and participate in her work, it may be the best education you would have got.
          I am being serious, think about it.

          Guru


          On 03/09/2013 12:22 PM, Kalluri Rao wrote:
           
          It is good that Medha phadkar is arrested . While out side the jail I wonder what she does to make her living ?

          On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM, NAPM India <napmindia@...> wrote:
           
          [Attachment(s) from NAPM India included below]





          NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS

          National Office: A Wing First Floor, Haji Habib Building, Naigaon Cross Road                                                                                  Dadar(E), Mumbai – 400 014. Phone - 9969363065;

          DelhiOffice : 6/6 jangpura B, New Delhi – 110 014 . Phone : 9818905316

          E-mail:napmindia@... | Web : www.napm-india.org

          -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

          ActionAlert and Update on Golibar Arrests

           

          Medha Patkar and 20 others arrested at Golibar, Mumbai

           

          Demand Immediate Release of Detainees:

          Halt to Demolitions and Inquiry into Illegalities and Corruption

          Seek action against police and Shivalik Builders 

           

          Mumbai: In a series of illegal actions against the urban poor in Mumbai, the city police today came down heavily on Medha Patkar and a group of people resisitng the illegal evitions at Golibar, Khar (East). Other active local residents including Prerna Gaikwad, Ajit and 20 men and women have also been arrested today afternoon. Those protesting have been beaten up very badly by the police and goons on behalf of Shivalik Builders, in the presence of MHADA engineers and officials. The latest information is that at least ten houses have been demolished at Golibar (Khar East). A posse of police vehilces and JCB machines are still at the place and the demolition drive is still on.

           

          The bulldozers at Golibar, a 50 year old slum are once again out to demolish and evict the slum dwellers who have been fighting the corruption and land grab by Shivalik Ventures in which the 2G Spectrum scam ridden Unitech has a stake. In the past the slum dwellers have repeatedly opposed and exposed the illegal acts of the private developers who are all out to grab the land. It was only after the expose that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra scrapped the two 3K projects.

           

          Even now, as usual, no notice has been served on the people before the demolitions. The Mumbai High Court had directed that the residents must be reloacted at good transit camps that are in a completely livable condition and also directed that indiviidual agreements with the residents must be registered. However, without follwing this directive of the High Court, the demolitions are continuing in a totrally illegal maner. It is also significant to note that as recently as on 18th January, the CEO of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Mr. Nirmal Deshmuk ordered a halt to the demolitions, but the same has started once again, with MHADA’s intervention.

           

          It is shameful that instead of initiating action against the illegal builder-encroacher ‘Shivalik’, the administration continues to demolish and destroy hundreds of the dwellings of hundreds of hard-earned poor, along with their properties.  Thousands of basti dwellers across Mumbai under the banner of Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan are united with the detainees and aggrieved and have been raising slogans of 'Buildershahi band karo"; 'Gareebon ka shram kitna, haq kitna, hisaab karo, hisaab do'.

           

          We all request you to kindly call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra-Office and request them to stop the forcible eviction of slum dwellers.

           

          Demand:

          ·        Immediaterelease of all the detainees

          ·        Immediatesuspension, disciplinary and criminal action against all police officials and personnel involved in the demolition drive and force on the people.

          ·        Legalaction against Shivalik Builders for all the illegalities and encroachment committed by it.

           

          A string of protest calls from across the nation are pouring in at the Nirmal Nagar Police Station (26471306 / 26470931) and to SPI Bagade (9821600134) for immediate release of the detainees.

           

          Do also call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra at 022- 22025151 and 022- 22025222.

          Fax the CM @ 022-22817068

          Send an e-mail at chiefminister@...

           

          In Solidarity,

           

          Sumit Wajale           Madhuri Variyath           Meera               Seela      

          9892727063              09820619174          09179148973             09212587159


          ===============================================
          National Alliance of People’s Movements
          National Office : 6/6, Jangpura B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014
          Phone : 011 26241167 / 24354737 Mobile : 09818905316
          Web : www.napm-india.org
          Twitter : @napmindia



          --
          Kalluri Subba Rao, PhD.,D.Sc (IISc), FNA.
          A man who is a master of patience is a master of everything else







          --

          C/O Vikalp Social Organisation 

          11, Mangal Nagar
          Saharanpur - 247001
          Uttar Pradesh, India
          Mobile: 09412231276, 09868857723
        • Daniel Mazgaonkar
          I fail to understand how I could take, mention the name of RSS M.Bhagwat. Is there any comparison between Medhaji, Gandhiji and the other who believes in
          Message 4 of 10 , Mar 15 1:51 AM
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            I fail to understand how I could take, mention the name of RSS M.Bhagwat. Is there any comparison between Medhaji, Gandhiji and the other who believes in violence................

            Daniel

            On 14 March 2013 17:07, Pankaj Jain <pjain2002@...> wrote:
             

            Dear ashok ji,

            You have yourself explained why you think Kalluri ji asked that question, which typically is asked of those who you do no respect-admire and is not asked of those who you admire, whatever be the domain, be it the activism of Medha ji, Gandhi Ji, assorted Naxalite or Bhagwat ji (RSS).

            It seems that Kaluri ji probably is not an admirer of Medha ji as some others are, but why should really be an issue of debate.

            Pankaj
             

            --- On Thu, 3/14/13, ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...> wrote:

            From: ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...>
            Subject: Re: [Arkitect India] Action Alert: Medha Patkar and 20 arrested @ Golibar: Demand Justice
            To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
            Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:44 AM


             

            Dear Com Shamsul,

            Your response is quite appropriate to point out that such personal comment on social activists like Medhaji is not at all desired from any responsible person.But I wonder if it is  worth of any response. This Kalluriji  should have known firstly about the age old tradition of social activism of our country before making such irresponsible comment on a committed activist like Medhaji .He or she should have also known that certainly Medhaji is not living on the income from any estate agency or from any absentee landlordism. Of course, one can have differences with her or her strategies. But that should be expressed sincerely and appropriately and certainly not by making such lucid comments.Her commitment to the struggle against displacement is an inspiration to many people. We  understand that it has also become a tradition of the elites to question the source of income of the movements and social and political activists who are working against the dominant systems.But such people would not ever question the financial reliability of the mainstream national leaders or the fictitious companies who are supporting these leaders.May one asks to this kalluriji that does he/she has the guts to know about the source of livelihood of Mahatma Gandhiji when he left his established legal profession in Durban and came to India to work in the freedom struggle.
            Warm regards,
            Ashok   




             It has been a   

            On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Shamsul Islam <notoinjustice@...> wrote:
             

            Kalluri Rao ji,
            I am sorry to write that you are .getting personal in discussing movements in which Medha ji is involved. There are thousands and thousands of Indians who would like to support her so that she continues working for down-trodden of this country.
            Regards,
            Shamsul Islam




            On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Guru गुरु <Guru@...> wrote:
             

            Dear Kalluri Rao

            why don't you spend a month with her after she is released to know the answer first hand.
            Try and participate in her work, it may be the best education you would have got.
            I am being serious, think about it.

            Guru


            On 03/09/2013 12:22 PM, Kalluri Rao wrote:
             
            It is good that Medha phadkar is arrested . While out side the jail I wonder what she does to make her living ?

            On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM, NAPM India <napmindia@...> wrote:
             
            [Attachment(s) from NAPM India included below]





            NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS

            National Office: A Wing First Floor, Haji Habib Building, Naigaon Cross Road                                                                                  Dadar(E), Mumbai – 400 014. Phone - 9969363065;

            DelhiOffice : 6/6 jangpura B, New Delhi – 110 014 . Phone : 9818905316

            E-mail:napmindia@... | Web : www.napm-india.org

            -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            ActionAlert and Update on Golibar Arrests

             

            Medha Patkar and 20 others arrested at Golibar, Mumbai

             

            Demand Immediate Release of Detainees:

            Halt to Demolitions and Inquiry into Illegalities and Corruption

            Seek action against police and Shivalik Builders 

             

            Mumbai: In a series of illegal actions against the urban poor in Mumbai, the city police today came down heavily on Medha Patkar and a group of people resisitng the illegal evitions at Golibar, Khar (East). Other active local residents including Prerna Gaikwad, Ajit and 20 men and women have also been arrested today afternoon. Those protesting have been beaten up very badly by the police and goons on behalf of Shivalik Builders, in the presence of MHADA engineers and officials. The latest information is that at least ten houses have been demolished at Golibar (Khar East). A posse of police vehilces and JCB machines are still at the place and the demolition drive is still on.

             

            The bulldozers at Golibar, a 50 year old slum are once again out to demolish and evict the slum dwellers who have been fighting the corruption and land grab by Shivalik Ventures in which the 2G Spectrum scam ridden Unitech has a stake. In the past the slum dwellers have repeatedly opposed and exposed the illegal acts of the private developers who are all out to grab the land. It was only after the expose that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra scrapped the two 3K projects.

             

            Even now, as usual, no notice has been served on the people before the demolitions. The Mumbai High Court had directed that the residents must be reloacted at good transit camps that are in a completely livable condition and also directed that indiviidual agreements with the residents must be registered. However, without follwing this directive of the High Court, the demolitions are continuing in a totrally illegal maner. It is also significant to note that as recently as on 18th January, the CEO of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Mr. Nirmal Deshmuk ordered a halt to the demolitions, but the same has started once again, with MHADA’s intervention.

             

            It is shameful that instead of initiating action against the illegal builder-encroacher ‘Shivalik’, the administration continues to demolish and destroy hundreds of the dwellings of hundreds of hard-earned poor, along with their properties.  Thousands of basti dwellers across Mumbai under the banner of Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan are united with the detainees and aggrieved and have been raising slogans of 'Buildershahi band karo"; 'Gareebon ka shram kitna, haq kitna, hisaab karo, hisaab do'.

             

            We all request you to kindly call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra-Office and request them to stop the forcible eviction of slum dwellers.

             

            Demand:

            ·        Immediaterelease of all the detainees

            ·        Immediatesuspension, disciplinary and criminal action against all police officials and personnel involved in the demolition drive and force on the people.

            ·        Legalaction against Shivalik Builders for all the illegalities and encroachment committed by it.

             

            A string of protest calls from across the nation are pouring in at the Nirmal Nagar Police Station (26471306 / 26470931) and to SPI Bagade (9821600134) for immediate release of the detainees.

             

            Do also call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra at 022- 22025151 and 022- 22025222.

            Fax the CM @ 022-22817068

            Send an e-mail at chiefminister@...

             

            In Solidarity,

             

            Sumit Wajale           Madhuri Variyath           Meera               Seela      

            9892727063              09820619174          09179148973             09212587159


            ===============================================
            National Alliance of People’s Movements
            National Office : 6/6, Jangpura B, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110014
            Phone : 011 26241167 / 24354737 Mobile : 09818905316
            Web : www.napm-india.org
            Twitter : @napmindia



            --
            Kalluri Subba Rao, PhD.,D.Sc (IISc), FNA.
            A man who is a master of patience is a master of everything else







            --

            C/O Vikalp Social Organisation 

            11, Mangal Nagar
            Saharanpur - 247001
            Uttar Pradesh, India
            Mobile: 09412231276, 09868857723




            --
            धर्म, जाति, पंथ, भाषा, पक्ष, प्रांत,
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          • Sankara Narayanan
            It became an issue becoz Kalluri insulted Medha Padkar. Pl read his first posting again. May I know how this Rao guy makes a living? SN ... It became an issue
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              It became an issue becoz Kalluri insulted Medha Padkar.
              Pl read his first posting again.
               
              May I know how this Rao guy makes a living?
               
              SN

              On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Pankaj Jain <pjain2002@...> wrote:
               

              Dear ashok ji,

              You have yourself explained why you think Kalluri ji asked that question, which typically is asked of those who you do no respect-admire and is not asked of those who you admire, whatever be the domain, be it the activism of Medha ji, Gandhi Ji, assorted Naxalite or Bhagwat ji (RSS).

              It seems that Kaluri ji probably is not an admirer of Medha ji as some others are, but why should really be an issue of debate.

              Pankaj
               

              --- On Thu, 3/14/13, ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...> wrote:

              From: ashok.chowdhury@... <ashok.chowdhury@...>
              Subject: Re: [Arkitect India] Action Alert: Medha Patkar and 20 arrested @ Golibar: Demand Justice
              To: arkitectindia@yahoogroups.com
              Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 11:44 AM


               

              Dear Com Shamsul,

              Your response is quite appropriate to point out that such personal comment on social activists like Medhaji is not at all desired from any responsible person.But I wonder if it is  worth of any response. This Kalluriji  should have known firstly about the age old tradition of social activism of our country before making such irresponsible comment on a committed activist like Medhaji .He or she should have also known that certainly Medhaji is not living on the income from any estate agency or from any absentee landlordism. Of course, one can have differences with her or her strategies. But that should be expressed sincerely and appropriately and certainly not by making such lucid comments.Her commitment to the struggle against displacement is an inspiration to many people. We  understand that it has also become a tradition of the elites to question the source of income of the movements and social and political activists who are working against the dominant systems.But such people would not ever question the financial reliability of the mainstream national leaders or the fictitious companies who are supporting these leaders.May one asks to this kalluriji that does he/she has the guts to know about the source of livelihood of Mahatma Gandhiji when he left his established legal profession in Durban and came to India to work in the freedom struggle.
              Warm regards,
              Ashok   




               It has been a   

              On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 8:32 AM, Shamsul Islam <notoinjustice@...> wrote:
               

              Kalluri Rao ji,
              I am sorry to write that you are .getting personal in discussing movements in which Medha ji is involved. There are thousands and thousands of Indians who would like to support her so that she continues working for down-trodden of this country.
              Regards,
              Shamsul Islam




              On Wed, Mar 13, 2013 at 8:10 AM, Guru गुरु <Guru@...> wrote:
               

              Dear Kalluri Rao

              why don't you spend a month with her after she is released to know the answer first hand.
              Try and participate in her work, it may be the best education you would have got.
              I am being serious, think about it.

              Guru


              On 03/09/2013 12:22 PM, Kalluri Rao wrote:
               
              It is good that Medha phadkar is arrested . While out side the jail I wonder what she does to make her living ?

              On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 5:25 AM, NAPM India <napmindia@...> wrote:
               
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              NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENTS

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              ActionAlert and Update on Golibar Arrests

               

              Medha Patkar and 20 others arrested at Golibar, Mumbai

               

              Demand Immediate Release of Detainees:

              Halt to Demolitions and Inquiry into Illegalities and Corruption

              Seek action against police and Shivalik Builders 

               

              Mumbai: In a series of illegal actions against the urban poor in Mumbai, the city police today came down heavily on Medha Patkar and a group of people resisitng the illegal evitions at Golibar, Khar (East). Other active local residents including Prerna Gaikwad, Ajit and 20 men and women have also been arrested today afternoon. Those protesting have been beaten up very badly by the police and goons on behalf of Shivalik Builders, in the presence of MHADA engineers and officials. The latest information is that at least ten houses have been demolished at Golibar (Khar East). A posse of police vehilces and JCB machines are still at the place and the demolition drive is still on.

               

              The bulldozers at Golibar, a 50 year old slum are once again out to demolish and evict the slum dwellers who have been fighting the corruption and land grab by Shivalik Ventures in which the 2G Spectrum scam ridden Unitech has a stake. In the past the slum dwellers have repeatedly opposed and exposed the illegal acts of the private developers who are all out to grab the land. It was only after the expose that the Chief Minister of Maharashtra scrapped the two 3K projects.

               

              Even now, as usual, no notice has been served on the people before the demolitions. The Mumbai High Court had directed that the residents must be reloacted at good transit camps that are in a completely livable condition and also directed that indiviidual agreements with the residents must be registered. However, without follwing this directive of the High Court, the demolitions are continuing in a totrally illegal maner. It is also significant to note that as recently as on 18th January, the CEO of the Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), Mr. Nirmal Deshmuk ordered a halt to the demolitions, but the same has started once again, with MHADA’s intervention.

               

              It is shameful that instead of initiating action against the illegal builder-encroacher ‘Shivalik’, the administration continues to demolish and destroy hundreds of the dwellings of hundreds of hard-earned poor, along with their properties.  Thousands of basti dwellers across Mumbai under the banner of Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan are united with the detainees and aggrieved and have been raising slogans of 'Buildershahi band karo"; 'Gareebon ka shram kitna, haq kitna, hisaab karo, hisaab do'.

               

              We all request you to kindly call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra-Office and request them to stop the forcible eviction of slum dwellers.

               

              Demand:

              ·        Immediaterelease of all the detainees

              ·        Immediatesuspension, disciplinary and criminal action against all police officials and personnel involved in the demolition drive and force on the people.

              ·        Legalaction against Shivalik Builders for all the illegalities and encroachment committed by it.

               

              A string of protest calls from across the nation are pouring in at the Nirmal Nagar Police Station (26471306 / 26470931) and to SPI Bagade (9821600134) for immediate release of the detainees.

               

              Do also call the Chief Minister, Maharashtra at 022- 22025151 and 022- 22025222.

              Fax the CM @ 022-22817068

              Send an e-mail at chiefminister@...

               

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