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Thursday, November 7, 2013
Gujarat Government cracks down on right to freedom of expression. Activist and villagers detained and house arrests in wee hours of the 31st morning.
To Justice KG Balakrishnan,
National Human Rights Commission
Date: 31 October 2013, 6.30 a.m.
Government cracks down on right to freedom of expression.
and villagers detained and house arrests in wee hours of the 31st
Government says tribals and activists do not speak up when CM is around or go
to jail, at Kevadia.
30 October 2013, 4 activists, Rohit Prajapati, Trupti Shah, Amrish Brahmbhatta,
Sudhir Biniwale, were put under house arrest by Rajpipla police even before
they had reached venue.
were followed by police vehicles right form Devalia chokadi when they were
travailing from Vadodara to Rajpipla. When they reached the place in Rajpipla
there are as standing guards out side the place as if they are criminals. No
policemen talked with them why they are doing so, what are the charges against
our activists and villagers from more than 7 villages are being detained from
their homes by the police, again without pressing any formal charges. At midnight
our activist Lakhan Musafir, Dhirendra Soneji, Dipen Desai, Rameshbhai Tadvi
from Indravarna village, Shaileshbai Tadvi form Vagadia village, Vikrambhai
Tadvi and 2 others form Kevadia and other villagers were detained illegally to
create atmosphere of terror among villages to prevent planned well-announced
peaceful hunger strike in villages.
we are writing this at 6
a.m. on 31st morning so far we know at least 10
people from 5 villages are detained and taken to various police stations.
fear further more police action shortly. This press release is to communicate
that we activist and villagers had only announced symbolic protest in our own
houses by staging day long hunger strike. Note, we were not to assemble at any
public place or sit on dharana at any public place. The sit on protest in our
own home is aimed at protecting our land, forest, livelihood, river, (jan
,jangal jamin, nadi, janavar). Only because the Gujarat chief minister Mr.
Narendra Modi is schedule to preside the program for his plans for what he
called the world’s largest statue, ‘The statue of Unity’. We had been denied
the fundamental right to express our rights even in our own home. The statue of
unity comes at what cost whose cost?