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Police Offensive on Anti-POSCO struggle

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Dear All,

As reported yesterday, 40 platoons of police were deployed near Balitutha in Jagatsinghpur in Orissa where people are resisting ,against POSCO project and are sitting on a protest demo since 26

January 2010. The police force is now marching towards the protest site and the DM of the area is leading the march now (15 May 2010 -10am IST). Some of us have called the SP Debadutta Singh who is at the site now and he says that they will charge the people. When asked why there is a force approaching people, his non-chalant answer was “these people are not allowing the government to enter the area. We will use force today to facilitate the entry of the government officials to the area. I am here and will use the force.”

There are around 700 local people sitting in the dharna at present and their lives alongwith others in the area are in danger. This brutal treatment by the state must be stopped and we all have to do whatever we can to get the force leave the area immediately. Please use all your contacts to help the anti-POSCO activists who have all along shown tremendous strength in fighitng against the steel giant POSCO and the state brutalities. This is an appeal to all human rights organisation across the globe to respond to this situation urgently.

Please call the following people:

1- Superintendent of Police (Debadutta Singh) at 09437094678

2- Naveen Pattnaik, Chief Minister of Orissa

Tel. No.(O) 0674- 2531100,2535100 (FAX)

Tel. No.(R) 0674- 2590299, 2591099,2590844,2591100,2590833

Email :

3- Prime Minister of India – Shri Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of

India, + 91 11 2301 6857

Your urgent action is needed. Let us not let another Kalinganagar,

Kashipur or Narayanpatna happen again.


Written by janjagriti

May 15, 2010 at 7:04 am

Posted in Event Notices, Reports

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