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Polepally Sarpanch Attacked

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Cartoon Courtesy AndhraJyothy

Cartoon Courtesy AndhraJyothy

This evening (11th June 2009) around 9 0’clock, Polepally sarpanch, Balaswamy Goud was attacked near Aurabindo factory when he was going to village in his car. Group of people came in two vechicles and hit him brutally, his condition is serious, right now he’s in hospital, his car was smashed (a maruti which he recently bought). Balaswamy is around 30, unmarried , he lost both his parents when he was young, he is also a victim of Polepally SEZ too. He was committed young sarpanch and always with people in the struggle (you all know that there was mysterious death of Mr. Upender Reddy few years back, who is also very supportive and who brought this issue out).

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Written by Sujatha Surepally

June 12, 2009 at 4:01 am

Posted in English, Reports, Victims

Report: Bhunirvasitula Ikya Sanghatana

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Bhunirvasitula Ikya Sanghatana 1

Bhunirvasitula Ikya Sanghatana 1

The two day “Bhunirvasitula Ikya Sanghatana” is held successfully on 27 & 28th December, 2008 at Nallakunta Hyderabad. Meeting had representatives from several movements fighting forced displacement under varied projects in the state. Men and women and several adivasi and dalit activists made the movement inspiring and strengthening the resolve to fight against unjust development that’s making poor people homeless and hopeless. It was a meeting of people from the field sharing the experiences of struggles and clarifying the ideas on how to take forward the movement to safeguard their right to life and dignity and lands. The activists discussed how the mainstream political parties are looting and cheating the poorer sections or turning a blind eye with crocodile tears about exploitation by the ruling party.

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Voices of people fighting displacement

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Our team visited different places in last three days. Our aim is to invite activists to come to a common agenda and platform to pressurize state. We thought of organising a big programme in Hyderabad in December with all the movements who are raising voice against this so called development and displacing their lives and villages. We visited Vizag Coastal corridor struggle groups, Gangavaram port Matsyakarula Ikya vedika, Girijana Sangam Araku, fighting against Jindal Bauxite mining, Rayavani Palem, Bauxite Vyatireka Porata Committee, Vizianagarm district.

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Written by Sujatha Surepally

November 25, 2008 at 12:43 am

Perverted development takes one more life

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One more farmer lost his life on the altar of SEZ development in Polepally !

Ramulu Goud (48) of Rapally village passed away today. He lost his piece of land in Polepally village. He could not take further pain and loss of hope reducing him from a farmer to a helpless beneficiary of the mercy of SEZ lords and APIIC officials. Depression claimed his life. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Sujatha Surepally

November 20, 2008 at 10:06 pm

GO 34 of Coastal Corridor is cancelled

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Its been a great day. Mega destruction is partially been stopped by Congress Govt by withdrawing coastal corridor. The coastal corridor is at last cancelled, Minister, Mopi Devi declared it today. Withdrawal of two Government Orders No. 34 , helped the bureaucrat-politician- industry nexus to grab 51,000 acres from Srikakulam to Tada is most news! We are not sure whether its another political drama to suspend the movement till the elections. (Read More…)

Written by Sujatha Surepally

November 10, 2008 at 10:11 pm

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All Political party MAHA DHARNA at Polepally

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Finally Polepally brought all the political parties of the state to the village challenging SEZ atrocities. Recently a Round Table conference of all opposition parties was held at Hyderabad on 19th under the leadership of Dr. Narayana, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (CPI). They identified few issues to fight together and they started from Polepally. Major parties like CPI, CPI (M), CPI ML, CPI (New Democracy) Janata Dal (S), Loksatta, MBT, Praja Rajyam, TDP, and TRS came to Polepally.

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Written by Sujatha Surepally

November 7, 2008 at 2:02 am

SEZ woes and people’s resistance in AP

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– Sujatha Surepally

Polepally team traveled across the state to interact with people fighting against Special Economic Zones, displacements. We interacted with groups in Kakinada SEZ, Krishnapatnam SEZ, Eruru, few others SEZs in Nellore and Polavaram dam displaced adivasis in Bhadrachalam. We are asking seeking the support of all anti-SEZ groups to the Polepally struggle. We need to mobilize all anti-SEZ forces against the state government that is possessed by SEZ madness.

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Written by Sujatha Surepally

October 29, 2008 at 7:07 pm