04 March 2013

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AAP The Aam Aadmi Party Statement on Posco

AAP The Aam Aadmi Party  Statement on Posco

For more than 7 years now, the the local Adivasis of Orissa whose lands are proposed by the State and Central government to be given to the Korean Company Posco, have been resisting and fighting a brave nonviolent battle to save their lands and livelihoods.

These lands are being compulsorily acquired by the government in violation of the PESA Act, without the consent of the local gram Sabhas, for mining and the Steel plant of Posco, which will use our Iron ore, convert it into steel, and then export it all out of India.

This is worse than the colonial exploitation of the East India Company, which is being promoted by our callous governments in the name of FDI.

The State government has repeatedly unleashed police and para military violence on the peaceful adivasis protesting their forcible displacement.

The latest incident where bombs were hurled at the anti Posco movement leader Abhay Sahoos house at which 3 people were killed and many more critically injured, followed immediately by the renewed drive to take over the lands of the Adivasis shows very clearly how the State government is now using criminal elements of the company to try and frighten the people and drive them out of their lands.

It shows the cold-blooded callousness of both governments who have placed the profits of a foreign company over every interest of the local adivasis and the country.

The Aam Aadmi Party demands that the state government immediately halt this land acquisition, return the already acquired land to the original land holders, scrap the Posco project, whose environmental clearance already stands cancelled by the Green Tribunal, compensate the Tribals for the various losses caused to them, the indignities heaped upon them .

The government must also institute an independent Investigation into the various acts of violence perpetrated on the Adivasis by the police and other criminal elements and fix accountability on the perpetrators and conspirators.

Source – AAP

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MEcoy March 05, 2013  

another informative post sm