Fighting Injustice in Polepally SEZ

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Anti SEZ struggles in South India – The Voices of People

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South India Level Strategy Meeting Against SEZs gave us insights and encouragement to carry forward our struggle. Madhu, Gopal, Yadaiah, Chukkamma, Gopal (Praja kala mandali) and myself attended the meeting.  Many activists across the country working on SEZs, a few research scholars from abroad, struggle groups from Chennai, AP (Coastal Corridor, Nellore and Polepally), Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu were present

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Polepally Meeting Report

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For the past one week Polepally is witnessing all sorts of high level dramas. The sole purpose of all these dramas is to weaken and split the unity of agitating farmers by offering them petty gifts. Mr. Mallu Ravi the local MLA  and his karyakarthas are visiting Polepally everyday and are luring people with attractive offers.

Yesterday Polepally struggle committee had a meeting. Me, Madhu, Mr. Charles Wesley Meesa and Mr. Surender (Sharmika Shakti Sanghatan, Mahaboobnagar) attended the meeting.

Members of all caste groups in the affected villages joined the meeting. Interestingly, some young boys from youth organisations were also present.

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Written by Sujatha Surepally

August 18, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Photos : Polepally SEZ (2nd Aug 2008)

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Pictures from Polepally SEZ. The Andhra Pradesh State government has forcibily acquired about 1000 acres of farm land from poor, illiterate dalit and tribal farmers for setting up an SEZ. These are some pictures telling their stories.

Click HERE to view more photos of Polepally farmers & the SEZ, during our visit on 2nd August 2008. (Photo Courtesy : Dileep)