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We appeal international solidarity to support the 32 years struggle of Narmada Bachao Andolan, against the Indian Prime Minister’s authoritarian decision to close the gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam lake, an environmentally destructive and human rights violative project, without ensuring rehabilitation of 200,000 people who have been living in the areas that will be submerged.

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BECAUSE  even today, about 40,000 families live in the submergence area  of the Sardar Sarovar Dam - thousands of farmers and tribals  are being denied their legal right to cultivable land based rehabilitation, thousands of landless workers, fisher people, potters, small traders, are being deprived of their livelihood without rehabilitation and well-settled flourishing villages are being submerged.

Press Release | Narmada Bachao Andolan | August 23, 2017

Indore High Court granted bail to Medha Patkar on 15th Day of arrest.
Hearing on bail plea of Vijay, Santu and Dhurji will take place tomorrow.
Village Bajrikheda joins en mass resignation drive from BJP’s membership.

UPDATE : @medhanarmada has just been lifted from the Dharna site on 12th day of her fast

The canes used on people by police to disperse them at the fasting site

Along with her five other fasting protesters have also been arrested, remaining 6 continue their fast. Nearly 2000 police force was mobilised who came down heavily on the peaceful ongoing meeting. They used force to break the pandals and when women tries resisting the arrest of Medha ji they were beaten and manhandled by male policemen. Several have suffered injury. They broke the stage, the pandal, chairs and rope fencing etc. It is shameful that in 12 days they never felt it good enough to dialogue with the people but used force to finally arrest her.

There have been series of incidents of state repression in the Narmada Valley, over the past month, especially the forcible ‘hospitalization’ and illegal detention of Medha Patkar and other oustees on 7th August, following a massive police action at the Chikalda Satyagraha and subsequent arbitrary jailing of Medha by foisting baseless charges, including that of ‘abduction’. The brutal lathicharge on hundreds of oustees at Chikalda left about 45 persons injured including a 15 year old girl.