UPDATE, 12th February: PPSS Leader Abhaya Sahoo Ends Hunger Strike

On 10th February 2013, Mr. Abhaya Sahoo, the chairperson of POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti was persuaded by the villagers and visiting activists from across the state and outside to call off his six-day hunger strike as the state government temporarily suspended the forcible land acquisition process owing to the resistance on one hand and the support and solidarity the movement received from across the globe. It is difficult to predict the government's next move but PPSS feel they will not resort to forcible land acquisition for some time at least since the State Assembly’s budget session is about to start soon. The PPSS wishes to thank all those who expressed their support and solidarity with the movement. IMG_7149-1 copy"Although a majority of the armed police personnel has been withdrawn from the site outside Govindpur where land was being acquired for POSCO by the State government by demolishing betel vineyards, two platoons of police are still camping in the village. We have decided to continue our mass peaceful demonstration at Govindpur till the police completely withdraws from Govindpur village. We would request you to please keep a watch on POSCO and to please remain in touch with us –the victims and potential victims of POSCO’s invasion," says Prashant Paikray, Spokesperson, POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti.

Displaced locals request for rehabilitation and compensation

 
/ September 28, 2022

The dam at Kothida, Bharud Pura, Dhar district, Madhya Pradesh took just a year to get a crack. More than 11 surrounding villages are at risk now due to this leakage and residents are asked to vacate the area.

Livelihood at stake in Chatra

 
/ September 16, 2022

The matter is serious - in Jatrahi village under Sikid village council of Chatra Block, Chatra District of Jharkhand, 25 families of Bhuyan community were living for 70 years and they are asked to relocate.

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