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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.

Written by dilkibaatein

September 23, 2008 at 2:37 pm

The Beginning of the End !

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Visited Polepally today with Vanaja and Vipul. Both are making documentary film of the struggle process. Their interest is inspiring. They plan to make a film of the struggle challenging the SEZ lords by people who are not sure of next meal. It will be a story of resistance movements in India. An account of heroic people’s challenge to globalization that’s making our society numb like killer tsunami.
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Written by Sujatha Surepally

September 11, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Shame on You APIIC!

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Every organization measures its success by the revenue it earns from sale of its products or services. But here is an organization in the South Indian State of Andhra Pradesh which makes money by selling off its own assets. And what’s more, all the ‘assets’ of this organization were grabbed from poor peasants forcibly.

Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) is a state owned organization set up to promote industries in Andhra Pradesh. APIIC was an ailing public sector undertaking until recent times. Then suddenly, one fine mornining the bosses of APIIC got an ingenious idea to make a quick buck. Sell its assets! So, APIIC dug up its old files to know where all it has acquired land for ‘public purpose’ and then started selling these lands.

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September 2, 2008 at 10:51 am

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)

CAG Twist in Polepally SEZ Land Acquisition

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The Comptroller and Auditor General’s report for year 2007 has severely criticised the Andhra Pradesh state government for misleading the central government with respect to the Polepally (Jadcherla) Pharma SEZ. The report validates the claim of protesting Polepally farmers that the state government has not acted in a transparent manner in land acquisition for this SEZ.

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సెజ్‌ బాధిత రైతుల బతుకు ఘోరం – నాగబాబు

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సెజ్‌ బాధిత రైతుల బతుకు ఘోరం - నాగబాబు

సెజ్‌ బాధిత రైతుల బతుకు ఘోరం - నాగబాబు

బడాబాబులకు పేదల భూములు

పరిహారంతో తిరిగి పొలం కొనగలరా?
సెజ్‌ బాధిత రైతుల బతుకు ఘోరం
చావే దిక్కయ్యే పరిస్థితి
బాధితులకు మనం మద్దతివ్వాలి
నాగబాబు వ్యాఖ్యలు

హైదరాబాద్‌, న్యూస్‌టుడే: ప్రత్యేక ఆర్థిక మండళ్ల(సెజ్‌ల) పేరుతో పేద రైతుల భూములను బడా బాబులకు కట్టబెడుతున్నారని సినీ నటుడు చిరంజీవి సోదరుడు నాగేంద్రబాబు విమర్శించారు. ”వారిచ్చే పరిహారంతో తిరిగి పొలం కొనుక్కొనే పరిస్థితి లేదు. పని దొరక్క, ఆహారంలేక జడ్చర్ల లాంటి చోట్ల బాధితులు మరణించడమే శరణ్యమయ్యేలా ఉంది. సెజ్‌లు ఏర్పాటవుతున్న ప్రతిచోటా దారుణమే. మత్స్యకారుల బతుకు ఘోరం. ఇలాంటి బాధితులందరికీ మనం మద్దతివ్వాలి. చిరంజీవి స్పందించి, బాధ్యత తీసుకొని రాబోతున్నారు. ఆయన్ను అనుసరించే వారందరికీ బంగారు భవిష్యత్తు ఉంటుంది” అని పేర్కొన్నారు. Read the rest of this entry »