Gujarat: Activists,Villagers Arrested Ahead of Stone Laying Ceremony of Sardar Patel Statue

New Delhi (Press Release): Activists and villagers had announced symbolic protest in their own houses by staging day long hunger strike. They were not to assemble at any public place or sit on dharana at any public place. The sit on protest in their own homes is aimed at protecting their land, forest, livelihood, river, (jan ,jangal jamin, nadi, janavar).

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Only because the Gujarat chief minister Mr. Narendra Modi is schedule to preside the program for his plans for what he calls the world’s largest statue, ‘The statue of Unity’, they have been
denied the fundamental right to freedom of expression even within their own homes. The statue of unity comes at what cost whose cost?

• Gujarat Government craks down on right to freedom of expression.

• Activist and villagers detained and house arrests in wee hours of
the 31st morning.

• Gujarat Government ensures tribals and activists do not speak up when
CM is around or go to jail, at Kevadia.

On 30 October 2013, 4 activists, Rohit Prajapati, Trupti Shah, Amrish Brahmbhatta, Sudhir Biniwale, were put under house arrest by
Rajpipal police .

They were followed by police vehicles right form Devalia chokadi when
they were travailing from Vadodara to Rajpipala. In Rajpipla they were not allowed by police to move out of the premises that they were in.

Meanwhile, activists and villagers from more than 7 villages were detained from their homes by the police, again without pressing any formal charges. At midnight activist Lakhan Musafir, Dhirendra Soneji, Dipen Desai, Rameshbhai Tadvi from Indravarna village, Shailesh bhai Tadvi form Vagadia village, Vikrambhai Tadvi and 2 others form Kevadia and other villagers were detained illegally to create atmosphere of terror inside villages to prevent planned well-announced peaceful hunger strike in villages.

Released by Paryavaran Suraksha Samiti, on 31st October 13
For More detail Rohit Prajapati © 9426977940, Trupti Shah

©9427937162, Dipen Desai © 9427922.46

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