Fighting Injustice in Polepally SEZ

…more than courage it takes WILL to stand up against injustice !

Bhu Satyagraham by Polepally Farmers

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The agitation against Polepally land acquisition which has been going on for the past 4 years has entered a decisive phase. Polepally farmers have used all forms of democratic protests to make their case heard. They have organized dharnas in front of MRO office, District Collector’s office and also APIIC head office in Hyderabad. In a novel protest form, 13 Polepally farmers have contested the recent Telangana Assemby By-election. 
 
From a stage where no one took notice of their agitation, Polepally has now reached a stage where every major political party, newspaper and television channel started supporting and extending solidarity to
the movement.
 
The farmers have now decided to organize a Bhu Satyagraham in front of the Pharma SEZ (being set up by APIIC with partnership of Aurobindo Pharma and Hetero Drugs) from the 25th of September 2008. This is going to be an indefinite protest until the farmers’ demands are met.

Demands:

  • To scrap the Polepally SEZ and return the land to original land owners
  • To compensate for the crop loss and the agony caused in the past 4 years
  • To prosecute all the erring beaurocrats and public representatives who are involved in this land acquisition

Polepally SEZ Vyathireka Aikya Vedika requests everyone to extend their solidarity to this struggle.

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Written by dilkibaatein

September 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

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