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Right to Food Violation!

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Lallu Prasad Shah from Village Suhira, Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh; Its shocking to see how the Sarpanch and the Secretary are making money out of people’s hunger. It’s found that our Sarpanch and Secretary are selling the allotted food and oil in black. At times they do even use it for their own consumption, leaving the poor villagers in distress and helpless. The food grains and oil are allotted to the locals by the government at a subsidised rate and such scandal is causing chaos among us. Hence, I am requesting the listener of Radio Sangharsh to help us raising this with the higher authorities.
To know more about the issue call Lallu Prasad Shah-  7581989229
Call District Magistrate- 07805 – 234541 email- dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in
Call District Food Supply Officer- 07805-234540

Kisan Credit Card Fraud

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This is not a new story of Kisan Credit card fraudism. One such victim of Kisan Credit card fraud is Mohan Singh of S/O Lalshah Singh (Village Khadra, Post mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhy Pradesh). He was promised by one broker that the given one lakh rupees will be deposited in his account. But till now the broker has not deposited the money. Regarding this, Mohan Singh has also filed a written complaint in Mada Police station on 29 July 2014. So far the police authorities behavior have been non cooperative and they have also demanded bribe from Mohan Singh. According to him, the bank is also non committal and not cooperating. Each time they are coming with the staged reply that inquiry is on and I will only get the money once the inquiry is done. It’s high time that government should streamline the existing channel and procedure to apply for Kisan Credit Cards to avoid such fraudism. I hope that Radio Sangharsh will help Mohan Singh recovering his money.
Report to Tribal Commissioner Ashish Upadhyay – 9425040333 email- Tribal@mp.nic.in
Report this to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR – 7805 (234541) email- dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in

 

Not another Bhopal Gas Tragedy!!

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I am Kripanath Yadav, an active member and activist of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti. I went to Bhopal on the 30 anniversary of the gruesome 3rd December 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy which left the country paralyses. Even after three decades people are still waiting for the normalcy to return. The tragedy which slayed thousand innocent lives will remain fresh in the heart of the victims and the generation to come. The government talks about bringing development and if development comes at the cost of million lives then one needs to introspect the true meaning of it. Many government came and gone but the victims of the gas tragedy still waiting for the justice. 30 years back, government did the similar promise of generating employment and reviving lives of thousands in Bhopal, which the government is doing for Singrauli now. I don’t want another Bhopal in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh. India is bearing the cost of development in the form of deformed kids and a paralyzed generation. Bhopal Gas Tragedy has just remained any other solidarity opportunity for organizations and an error of judgement for the government. I refuse to let any foreign company destroy my pristine forest in Singrauli.  Hence I appeal to my fellow friend not to support any factory without accountability in your area. We have already seen in Bhopal how dangerous they can be. Thank You!!

What will they choose? Getting neglected by corrupt administration, or settling matters themselves!

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Umesh Kumar Shah, Student – Class 8, Saraswati Shishu Mandir (Village Amelia, Post karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):
“Greeting, brothers and sisters! I would like to thank you all who, looking for justice, record the problems on Radio Sangharsh and the officers who try to help.
I want to say that the main road of my village is in very bad condition. And our Sarpanch (village head)  Santosh Singh is just a name. Even if he sees people fighting while he’s passing by, he ignores and walks away. If you go to Police station to file complaints, then the police asks for bribe. The people here are unable to bribe. And in that case, police simply send them back with a few words of consolation and advice, even if it is the case of murder or death, the investigations are delayed.
But, if we, the common people are denied justice every time, people will stop depending on justice by law and won’t go to police station anymore. Rather, the people would start settling the matters themselves. So, I request the listeners to help us get justice as we deserve.”
Call Umesh – 8120080491 to know more about the law and order situation in his village.
Report this call to the District Magistrate; Shri Raghuraj MR  – phone – 07805 (234541), email – dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in

I’m dying of hunger, no food from Govt Ration Shops for me

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Raghurai (Village &Post Rajmilan,, Tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):
“Last two years I have been sick. Having medical treatments didn’t help me and I lost almost everything in the treatment. I went to the Village Sarpanch (head) to make BPL card; but he said that patwari doesn’t make it.  I had one ration card before, but now that’s not accepted anymore!
So here I am, I don’t have a ration card, BPL card, food coupon, nothing! I don’t get even 1 kg wheat 1 ltr kerosene to sustain my life! Is this because I’m poor, that no one listens to me? Now, if i have to live, I have no other option but selling my hut.”
Call Raghurai to know more details about it 8964867223
Call SDM Swarochish Somavanshi – 07805 (233225)                                                                                                                                                                         Call Rajmilan’s Sarpanch Shyama Singh W/O Kishor Singh - 9755089045 and ask why Raghurai doesn’t get any food from Govt Ration Shops and why didn’t he get food coupons or ration card.
Report this to Food and Public Distribution Department – Babulal Dongre- Dist. Supply Officer  07805 234540 email - foodoffsin@mp.gov.in and Commissioner Dr. Manohar Agnani – 0755 2551479 email- dirfood@mp.nic.in

 

Ration Shop owner’s atrocities and corruption in Budher

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Anita Kushwaha (Village Budher, Post Jamghadi, Tehsil Sarai, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):
“Budher village’s Ration Shop owner doesn’t give us ration following norms. And when he gives, he does the wrong entry on ration card so that he can blackmarket the rations. I went to take kerosene but he refused to give and said, “your name is not on the slip. It is my choice whether I’ll give or not.”
Laxmi Devi Saket, a lady from Barvatola came to get her ration. 35Kg was written on her slip; but the ration shop owner told her that she could only take 5Kg! She protested saying why should she take 5kg when 35Kg is written on her slip. As a result, the angry Ration shop owner started beating her.
Ration shop owner’s name is Shiv Sagar Vaish and his mobile no is 9669126731. I am requesting the Radio Sangharsh’s listeners to help her and others (who get cheated by Shiv regularly) get justice.”

To know more about this, call Anita 8718939145
Call Shiv (the Ration Shop owner) and ask for a clarification 9669126731
Report this to Food and Public Distribution Department – Babulal Dongre- Dist. Supply Officer  07805 234540 email - foodoffsin@mp.gov.in and Commissioner Dr. Manohar Agnani – 0755 2551479 email- dirfood@mp.nic.in
Report this to National Consumer Helpline – http://www.nationalconsumerhelpline.in/Contact-NCH.aspx
Call the District Magistrate Raghuraj MR - 07805 (234541) and report the Ration Shop Owner’s corruption
Call the officer in charge of Sarai Police Station - 07805-271038 and report Shiv’s beating Laxmi Devi.

Tribal’s complaints are ignored by Manda police station

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“Manda Police Station has and its Station in Charge haven’t been taking any action on Tribal people’s complaints. Many illiterate tribal have filed complaints on fraud, But no investigation or proceedings took place on the reports. I demand that the Govt takes strict action on such officers and bring justice for the Tribal people.”

Call Santraj at 8964867223 to know more details on Manda police neglecting the Tribal’s reports
Report to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at 07805-234541 and email – dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in
Report this to Amarsingh Uike (Officer Tribal Affairs- Singruali)- 9425890258
Report this to Commissinour of Tribal Affairs Ashish Upadhyay- 9425040333 and email- tribal@mp.nic.in

Killer coal dust, snatched land, no job or compensation – a company in Bandhaura

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Vidya Charan Mishra (Village Bandhaura, Post Karsulal, Tehsil Mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)

“Many heavy vehicles of Essar from different directions are passing through our village, causing huge pollution. These heavy vehicles carry coal. Dust and smoke fill the air, as a result, many villagers are suffering from asthma and tuberculosis. This heavy traffic is also causing road accidents.

On the other hand, as I reported before, Essar power is also not giving the jobs to displaced people. They had already looted our land and constructed boundary wall around it. People who lost their land can’t even enter its premises. They are paying only 150 rupees labor charges to labor. These labors are being exploited in the plant. Essar power has created many problems. They have also bulldozed small houses and trees of people who were living there for more than half a century!. Nobody is listening. Essar officials are like traitors, they are not listening to us. People are anxious and dying hungry. The population of our village is  5000, but only 100-200 people got the job. They have hired people from other state to work in the plant. I am requesting that the company provides the jobs as soon as possible.”

Call Vidya Charan to know more details about the pollution and broken promises by Essar – 9575118805

Report to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at 07805-234541 and email – dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in help Vidya Charan and many others who lost their land and didn’t get anything promised in return – job, plot, compensation.

Report to Health Department and Pollution Control Board (M.P) about the coal carrier heavy vehicle’s causing pollution and adverse health effects on the people of Bandhaura.

Villager harassed by Cops when he wanted to file complaint of alleged murder of his son

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Rambadan Shah (village Suhira, p.s Bandhora, Tehsil manda, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)

On 24 Oct. 2104 Friday around 9 p.m., Heeralal (s/o Ramlakhan Shah) and Chandrika (s/o Heeralal Shah) have murdered my son and threw his dead body in the well.
I went to the police chowki to file a complaint for my missing son where Station in-Charge Ashok Agnihotri (Mobile No. 7049133925) didn’t take my report. After this, I myself started looking for my lost son.
On the third day, I found his dead body in the well. And then went to police station again to file a complaint, but the station In-charge Ashok didn’t take my report. He said, “Whatever happened, leave it be! what will you do filing a report? Rather, I’ll to bring the dead body out of the well and postmortem. What will get trapping anyone into this?” He still didn’t take my report.
I am requesting Radio Sangharsh to help me get justice for my dead son taking legal action.”

Your Action needed now!

Notes from Radio Sangharsh team – we published this call on mobile radio platform on 6th Nov. After hearing this call on radio sangharsh phone, some volunteered to call the police station to demand clarification. As per the latest update, two alleged people were arrested this morning. Rambadan still didn’t receive any document (about his son’s alleged murder) from the police yet. He’ll go to take his copy from police station tomorrow. Stay tuned!

 

Vinod exists – yes or no?

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Vinod Kumar Shah (Village Suhira, Post Karsualal, Tehsil mada, Dist Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):

“I don’t have any government card such as Ration Card, Food Coupons and BPL card even my MNERGA Job Card is not given to me. I am a poor person and don’t even have a land. I am requesting to Radio Sangharsh to help me to get basic card. My Village Secretary Rama Bashor’s number is – 9617368190.”

Call Vinod to know more details about him – 9713276784
Call Suhira’s Village Secretary – Rama Bashor 9617368190 And demand to know why Vinod Kumar Shah disn’t get any card.
Report this to SDM Ashish Pathak- 07805 (233225)

ASHA worker snatching govt’s cheque to village woman!

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Ashwini Kumar saket (Village Suhira, Post karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):

“My Wife received a cheque from the government. I have deposited this cheque at Mandhyanchal Gramin Bank, branch Suhira on 20 Oct. 2014. My wife went back to bank to check whether the money had been credited to account.. Bank Manager told her that there is few mistake in cheque so kindly make it right and gave it back to my wife. My wife Kesh kumari  was coming back to home. In between she met ASHA worker Indrapati Sharma and she started fighting and snatched my wife’s cheque. I am requesting to Radio Sangharsh to help him and start preceding strict legal action him.”

Call Ashwini to know more details about the incident 9009083003

Acres of land, tractor, motorbikes, yet, getting enlisted as BPL

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Kamla Prasad Shah (Village Ghora, Post Khanuakhas, Tehsil Sarai, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)

“Rich people are getting enlisted under BPL (Below Poverty Line List) , in our Ghora Gram Panchayat. And as a whole, the percentage of non-poors enlisted as BPL is way higher than those who are actually poor.

Some of the people enlisted as BPL have acres of land registered in their names, own tractor, motorbikes, large stock of food grains (rice, wheat) etc. But on the other hand, poor people are not getting in the list. I am requesting the listeners take this to the Govt and eradicate such corruptions.”

Call Kamla Prasad to know more about this 9165572255
Report this to the Collector Raghuraj MR -07805-234541
Report this to SDM Ashish Pathak- 9407076810

Villager’s land taken & bulldozed by Company, but no fulfillment of job, plot or compensation promises

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Vidya Charan Mishra (Village- Bandhaura, Post karsualal, Tehsil Mada, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)

“Essar has wronged with me! The Company acquired my land (registry no 569-566) in 2008 and bulldozed it.   I didn’t get the job, compensation and plot which were promised to me against my giving away the land. Many times I reported this to the District Magistrate in Public hearings. I also went to the company officials but nobody is listening.
Now the situation is worse and I’m dying hungry. I am reporting this to Radio Sangharsh so that the other people like me get the employment and compensation.”

Call Vidya Charan to know more details about this report – 9575118805
Report this to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at 07805-234541 and email – dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in help Vidya Charan and many others.

 

Broker fraudulently debited money from villager’s a/c, Mada Police silent

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Santraj Singh Gond (Village Rampa, Post Rajmilan, tehsil mada, Dist- Singrauli)

“Some Broker fraudulently debited money from my father’s Kishan Credit Card . I have already filed a complaint in Mada Police Station on 29th July,2014, but there’s no inquiry or action taken on this by the police.”

Call Satya Prakash to know more about this 8085696571
Call D Kalyan Chakravarti (IPS) – Supdt. of PoliceOfficer - 07805 (234601) to report about Mada Police station non responsive.

 

Medieval India? Budher’s Sarpanch takes villager’ signatures on blank paper during gramsabha

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Anita Kushwaha (Village Budher, Post Jamghadi, Tehsil Sarai, Dist- Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh):

“Gramsabha has been organized on 3rd Oct 2014 in my Budher village. But the Sarpanch and Village Secretary did not write anything on proposal letter and they didn’t even inform all the villagers. I asked the Sarpanch and Secretary when’s the date for next GramSabha, yet didn’t get any answer from them.
On that day, I was passing by the village school and found that GramSabha was going on. I asked the secretary, “What’s written in the gramsabha proposal?” He told, “Nothing is written yet, I’ll write once I go home!” I demanded that the proposal must be written in the GramSabha and not in anyone’s home. But as usual, they didn’t tell anything.
After all these, they started taking signatures on a blank paper! I said that I wouldn’t sign on a blank paper.
I request you, the Radio Sangharsh listeners to help solve this problem in our village.”

Call Anita to know more details about this incident- 8718939145
Call Budher’s village secretary Shivshankar Vaish – 9669086654 and ask what was written on the proposal
Notify the District Magistrate- Raghuraj MR about this illegal practices by public servants! Phone - 07805 (234541) , mail –dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in

Life-threat in front of Bandhaura police, yet no action

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Ramanuj Shah (Village Suhira, Post karsualal, Tehsil mada Dist- Singrauli):

“I’m a small activist of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti. I have been cultivating government revenue land for the past 20 years. Recently, Ramlallu Shah caught and carried me to Bandhaura Police station. In front of  munshi and the cops, Ramlallu threatened me saying, ‘if you again cultivate the land, then I’ll cut 6 inches off you!’ Not a single police man did anything. I also went to the SP, but even he didn’t take any action. Seems like because I am a  very poor man, nobody is listening to me. I am appealing to Mahan Sangharsh Samiti to help me.”

Call Ramanuj for more details – 8959927973

Call the Superintendent of Police D.Kalyan Chakravarti and demand an action on this matter 07805 (234601)

Illegal logging, life-threats to women, child labour – Law runs ‘high’ in Budher!

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Anita Kushwaha (village Budher, post Jammghadi, Tehsil Sarai, Dist- Singrauli):

“A school is being constructed by our Grampanchayat in which they are using fresh forest wood from Mahan forest. This wood is being chopped by Deputy Forest Ranger, Forest beat Guard and Budher’s village Sarpanch. We, 10 women went to stop them from cutting the forest. Denying us, they said, ‘do whatever you want to do. We’ll continue.’ When I was clicking photo of the happenings, they even threatened me to kill!  They are also using under 18 children for cutting woods from forest.

I appeal to the listeners to take this issue up to Women and Child Development Department  and Forest Department to initiate just action.”

Call Anita for more details – 8718939145

Call and Mail Anupam Ranjan Director of Women and Child Development  0755-2550909 ,2550910 and Child Labor cell: mpcpcr@gmail.com and inform about this.
Women’s security cell & helpline: 09425841437
National Women’s Commission Complaints Cell:011-23219750
The more of you do this, the pressure would ensure that action is taken.
Inform about this illegal logging to the District Magistrate Raghuraj MR – 07805 -234541
Email to Madhya Pradesh Forest Department-pccf@mpforest.org

Bribe Demanded for Receipt

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Ram Lakhan Saket from village Suhira, Post Karsualal, Tehsil Mada, District Singrauli , Madhya Pradesh.

I went to the village Patwari Dheeresh to get a receipt and he is asking me for Rs 2000. I am a poor man who does not have the ability to work. So I do not have money and so my receipt is not being drawn. I appeal Radio Sangharsh listeners to give me a hearing. The village Patwari number is 9425491096.

To know more about the issue, call Ramlakhan Saket at 7509316310
Report to District Magistrate Raghuraj MR at  07805-234541 and email- dmsingrauli@mp.gov.in
Report to CM Helpline- 155343 and CM Anti-corruption unit- 181

 

Repeal the Proposed Dilution of FRA

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ANITA KUSHWAHA (village Budher, Post – Jamghadi, Thana Sarai, Tehsil Sarai, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh):

“We have been dependent on the jungle since generations. Therefore, the right to the forests first belongs to the people who live here. I have heard that the government is trying to bring in a new law. According to the new law they wish, to set up a coal mine or an commercial industry, it will not be necessary to get the consent of the villagers. If this law is brought in, it is a violation of our fundamental rights as well as the rights of the people living in the forests. I will not obey this law because it will destroy the livelihoods of the people who depend on the forests and we will all be displaced from our homes. So, this law has to be stopped immediately. I appeal to my friends around the country that this law which the government is trying to impose is wrong because the coal reserves of the country will be destroyed completely because of this.”

You can call Anita at 8718939145 for more details.

 

 

 

Diluting FRA is A Violation of Fundamental Rights

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JAG NARAYAN SHAH (Amelia village, Thana and Tehsil Mahda, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh) :

“I am a Mahan Sangharsh Samiti activist. I am an independent citizen of India. I have heard though newspapers and news that the attempt by the government to dilute the Forest Rights Act and not give the Gram Sabha any importance is being discussed. If it happens, it won’t be necessary to enforce forests rights laws and to obtain consent in the Gram Sabha before allocating coal blocks. This is a violation of the rights of all the people in India! The laws guarantee rights under the Constitution to every person because of which the citizens of the country are able to progress. I want to state that since generations for us the source of livelihood are the forests of Mahan, in which the forest produce is non-taxable. The people for whom the forests are a source of livelihood they have the first right to the forests. It would not be right to carry out any activity in the forests without their consent and it would also be a violation of their rights. To interfere with this, would be a violation of people’s rights.
Before the elections, our Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that good days are here. But it seems from reports in the newspapers that people who live in forest areas, who have their livelihoods there, it seems like their lives are in danger. This is a violation of the rights of Indian citizens. If rights are violated in this manner, then we will fight to save our rights and our livelihoods ourselves and I appeal to the friends listening to Radio Sangharsh, to try hard to save the livelihoods and daily bread of fellow Indian citizens. Thank you!”

You can reach Jag Narayan for more details at 8359899684

 

Action Must Be Taken Against Agent!

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JAYATLAL SHAH (Suhira village, Post Karsua, thana & tehsil Mahda, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh):

“For almost twenty years, I am living on the revenue land of MP government. land. A villager named Ram Lallu Shah (S/O Shankar Prasad Shah from Suhira) files false reports and he implicates me in false cases. Along with this, he gives me death threats. He is also a agent.
When I went to file a case against Ramlallu in Bandhura police station, they refused to file my report and I was chased away from there. Then I filed a complaint at the SP office. But no investigation has been carried out on this. I appeal to the listeners of Radio Sangharsh to raise your voices against this and help right action be taken against him. Thank you!”

Call/mail the Superintendent of Police, Singrauli and demand fast action on harassed villagers’ complaints – phone 07805 (234601)
Call Jayatlal to know more about his problem and police’s inaction – 7581989229

 

First thing’s first! Implement community forest rights

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BHAGWAN ASHRAY NAMDEV (Village Raila, Tehsil Mada, Dist-Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)

“There are many problems in our district like power cut, electric transformer doesn’t change on time etc. but here I’ll talk about the need of Forest Right Implementation in our district. Administration stated that villagers who have been living here since 1984, will get the land registration; but I would also like to suggest that we should start Forest Right Awareness drive among poor and displaced people of singrauli. There are rights for everyone. We have to understand our rights.
I am appealing to the new district magistrate that villagers should be benefited. Forest is about to finish in next 10 years. Before that, those villagers should get their rights in place and only after that, the GramSabha should be organized!”

You can contact Bhagwan at 7746871173

We Welcome the Supreme Court Verdict

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JAG NARAYAN SHAH (Amelia village, Karsualal post, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh)

“I am a member of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti. We are the ones who are pursuing a peaceful revolution to save their water, jungle, land, livelihoods and daily bread. Friends, we welcome the the Supreme Court decision on Aug 25, 2014 that declares coal block allocations from 1993 to 2011, a total of 216 coal blocks as illegal! Through this we realised that the truth can get upset but cannot be defeated.
I hope through this Supreme Court decision that all the illegal coal blocks in the country get shut down and this would be beneficial to all the people living in this country. And through this, the violation of human rights of children, women and people around the country that is happening currently–  can be stopped and their situation can be improved so that people can better their lives together. Friends, zindabad!”

You can speak to Jagnarayan at 7566904239 and know more about the struggles of Mahan Sangharsh Samiti to save their forest from an illegally allocated coal mine

Help Us Claim Our Rights

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KAMLAJI SINGH (Amelia village, Karsua post, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh)

“We are residents of this village for generations. Our jungles and lands are forcefully being taken away from us. Our various sources of livelihoods are being snatched by the company.
Friends of the revolution, I request you to help us receive the community forest rights that we can claim under the declaration of the Forest Rights Act of 2006. Please help us get our rights. Thank you!

You can speak to Kamlaji at 8359899684

Harassment by Officials in the Middle of the Night

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Ram Vichare Jaiswal (from Amelia village, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh)

“Coal mines have come to our Amelia village. The officials of these coal mining companies trouble us coming to our house and repeatedly harassing us by telling we must ensure that they win the Gram Sabha.  They knock on our doors at in times like 11pm and 1 am at night. Friends! Please help us. Thank you!”

Call Ram Vichare to know more details on the company harassing villagers – 9752527157

2013 Gram Sabha Should be Declared Invalid

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Vijay Shankar Singh (from Amelia village, Karsualal post, Thana Tehsil Mahda, Singrauli district, MP)

“I want to give this message through Radio Sangharsh that the Gram Sabha that was held on March 6, 2013 in a wrong and forged manner, be declared invalid. A new Gram Sabha should be held again in the presence of district judge or such higher administrators, so that we villagers can independently and peacefully put forth our matters. It needs to be ensured that there is no pressure on the villagers during this.

I appeal to all my friends of Radio Sangharsh that the forged Gram Sabha be declared invalid and those who carried out the forgeries be handed out strict punishments. Thank you. Zindabad!”

Call Vijay to know more about the last gram saha and the situation now, 8435637872

The Pressure for Swinging Votes Is Severe

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BRIJESH KUMAR PANIKA (Amelia village, post Karsua, Singrauli district, Madhya Pradesh)

“People from the company come to us in groups of 3-4, and they tell us to participate in the gram sabha. They tell us that they will give us money, clothes and later, when the coal mines open, they will give us jobs.

I do not want to go to their side! There is no benefit for me by taking their side. I do not want to give them my jungle and land to them. I do not want to give them the source of my daily bread. I do not want to work with them. I want to subsist on my jungle and land. I appeal to Radio Sangharsh listeners to help solve my problem.”

Call Brijesh for more details 8359899684

Demand For a Free & Fair Gram Sabha

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Young activist Rambhor Yadav (from Amelia village), interviewed by Vivek Goyal (Radio Sangharsh team)-

Vivek (V): Hello friends! I’m Vivek, standing in Amelia village right now. As you all know, the administration has set a date for the new Gram Sabha to be held here. Right now Rambhor Yadav is with me, a young activist with Mahan Sangharsh Samiti who is constantly working to save the forests so that his livelihood can be saved. Let’s speak to Rambhor and find out what his thoughts are about the Gram Sabha.
Rambhor (R): Friends! I wish that the Gram Sabha is held in a peaceful and legal manner. In this Gram Sabha to be held between 16-23 Aug, my forest rights should be given to me. In this Gram Sabha, we must get our community forest rights.
V : Rambhor ji, tell us about the irregularities and wrongdoings in the previous Gram Sabha and the reasons that made it invalid.
R : In that Gram Sabha, 184 people were present. After the Gram Sabha was over, at midnight, people went about from house to house getting signatures forged. The Police Inspector at that time went about and got signatures forged. The 1125 signatures that was eventually listed they are all forged. I oppose this.
V : Thank you Ram Bhavar. As you just heard the previous Gram Sabha that took place, there were many forgeries in it. There were only about 184 people present in it and later it was made 1125. This is completely wrong and I too oppose it and I hope that the new Gram Sabha that is going to take place gives the villagers here their rights.

Saris for Gram Sabha Votes!

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HIRAMANI SINGH GOND (village Amelia, Post Karsua, Thana Mahda, District Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh)-

“The company people told in the village yesterday that that they would distribute saris (worth Rs. 1000 each) to the women and in return they want us to vote for them in the Gram Sabha. They asked us to use the company for our benefit. I appeal to Radio Sangharsh listeners to listen to my Gram Sabha related problem. To win the Gram Sabha they are giving away saris and cash. Today also, they told a widow to collect her widow’s pension and she refused to accept it. Friends- Zindabad! “

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Gram Sabha-Related Chaos in the Village

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RAMANUJ PANIKA (Amelia village, post Karsua, Thana Mahda, District Singrauli.

“The company is causing a panic situation in our village because of the upcoming Gram Sabha. What do we do? They tell us to participate in the Gram Sabha and vote in favour of them. But, we don’t want to go to  their their side, because we need to save our homes and jungle. The local administration is also involved in it and intimidating people so that the Gramsabha could be in favor of company.”

Call Ramanuj for more details on this situation 9753939429