Monday, April 10, 2006

charges on NBA for non-violence?

Medha and Jamsinghbhai both remain in the All India Insitute of Medical Science where they have been isolated since they were forcefully removed against their will from dharna when 500 police stormed the sleeping protestors, late Wednesday night. Medha has been denied contact with any visitors by administration and the police, a gesture which is in total violation of her democratic rights.
The charges filed against NBA and Medha are:
- 186: Obstructing public servants in discharge of public function
- 332: Voluntary causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty
- 353: Assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty
- 147: For rioting
- 149: Unlawful assembly
- 309: Attempt to commit suicide
- 34: Common intention
... all after a non-violent protest!

above, from the NBA press release (08 April 2006).
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The three-member team of Central Ministers, led by Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz, visited the Narmada valley in Madhya Pradesh on Friday to assess the status of resettlement and rehabilitation of families displaced by the Narmada dam. It is yet to submit its report to Dr. Singh.

Medha writes to the PM to make report public.
Shouldn't this be automatic in a democracy?---Projects affecting people, for the people and by the people's tax money.

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