An Appeal on Behalf of the POSCO Struggle

Dear Friends and Comrades,

anti-poscoAs all of you must be aware the situation in the Anti-POSCO area is grim. Its virtually under seize with 29 platoons of Odisha Police have surrounded the village of Gobindpur to destroy their livelihood and habitat. On 24th Friday more than 150 families if Gobindpur had a press conference to announce that in spite of their leadership in Jail and with the heavy police presence they will continue their democratic protest to save their land and livelihood. It is the time the progressive and democratic forces stand by them.

The POSCO project is patently illegal, the National Green tribunal has struck down its Environmental Clearance. The MoU has expired years ago. An overwhelming majority of the Pallisabha has passed a resolution claiming their right on Forest land under the Forest right Act, thus this monstrous project is a flagrant violation of F.R.A.

We appeal to all the progressive, democratic, women, students, peasants and other Mass organizations and Individual to visit the Anti-POSCO struggle villages in Jagat Singhpur District , Odisha. To stand by them in their hour of crisis and boost their Morale.

In solidarity

Asit
POSCO Pratirodh Solidarity Delhi

  • kim

    We have been fighting Posco in the Southern Highlands of NSW in Australia for three years. They want to mine for coal under our farms and in doing so will destroy one of our most precious aquifers. Without our water our land will be unsustainable. They have bought land by stealth, taken land holders to court and are now forcing our farmers into arbitration to gain access for exploration. Like you we are determined to stop Posco proceeding with their highly destructive coal mining venture in our area. We admire your courage and fortitude. Yours supporters in Australia. Southern Highlands Coal Action Group.