Tag: Land Acquisition Ordinance

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AIKMS Dharna Against Land Acquisition Amendment Ordinance – Peasants vow to defeat Modi govt.’s attempts to take their land

 All India Kisan Mazdoor Sabha’s (AIKMS) campaign against Modi Govt.’s efforts to forcibly dispossess peasants from their land and hand over their land to MNCs, domestic corporate and real estate mafia reached capital Delhi on April 24th 2015. AIKMS organized a big Dharna at Jantar-Mantar, Parliament Street to protest against Land Acquisition (Amendment) Ordinance which was re-promulgated by Modi Govt. on April 3, 2015. Modi Govt’s Ordinance seeks to undo the changes which were incorporated in Land Acquisition law by UPA Govt. in LARR 2013 and in effect restores the colonial Land Acquisition Act, 1894. AIKMS has launched a countrywide campaign against this attack by Modi Govt.

Around 2,500 activists took part in the Dharna. They were drawn from ten states- Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telengana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Participants in the Dharna included leaders and activists from a number of anti-displacement movements- from Anti-Vedanta movement in Niyamgiri and anti-Posco movement from Odisha, Anti-Polavarum struggle from Telengana and AP, from movements against thermal power plants and coastal corridor in AP, from anti- thermal power plant and anti smart city struggles in Allahabad (UP), from anti-displacement movements in Punjab and also from Maharashtra.

The day long Dharna started with the activists marching to the bedecked Dharna site in two large rallies from the railway station.… Read More

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Land Acquisition Ordinance is anti farmer – Bhalachandra

In contrast to its promise of bringing “Good Days” for the people, the Modi Govt has once again declared a war against the common people of the country, the farmers. The recently promulgated Land Acquisition Ordinance by the Central Govt. is not only against political morality and parliamentary propriety but also a sinister attack on the rights of the peasants including tribals and also on the national interests. By bringing this ordinance Modi Govt. has only tried to carry out the most important part of the agenda of the foreign and Indian corporate that were instrumental in bringing his Govt. to power.
The Ordinance which is meant to amend the Land Acquisition Act, does not merely expand the list of projects that would be exempted from requirements of consent and Social Impact Assessment but also quietly makes other provisions in the law less stringent. Apart from diluting the definition of ‘public purpose’ and ‘private company’ it also dilutes the requirement that unused acquired land be returned to the original owners, makes it tougher to prosecute defaulting civil servants, reduces the scope of the retrospective clause and expands the definition of permissible infrastructure.
The present law, ‘The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act’ was enacted by the UPA Govt in 2013.… Read More

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Tribal Convention held at Parvatipuram successfully

On 30th January 2015, nearly fifteen hundred tribals from various districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha border congregated in a rally and Convention at Parvatipuram to assert their rights over land, forest and natural resources. Under the banner of All India Kishan Mazdoor Sabha (AIKMS) and Lok Sangram Manch (LSM) the rally was started from the outskirts of the town and culminated at the convention hall, covering the main road of Parvatipuram enroute. Led by leaders of both the organizations, people marched raising slogans like ‘Give right over land’, ‘Repeal the anti tribal Land Acquisition Ordinance’, ‘Stop diluting Forest Rights Act to facilitate corporate loot of forest and its resources’, ‘Stop forcible displacement of tribals in the name of Pollavaram and bauxite mining’ ‘Resist the corporate driven attack on tribals’ rights by the Modi Govt’ etc.
The Convention began by 12 noon at the Rotary Hall where a Presidium consisting of Com. D. Suresh and Com. Kushnath Pradhan conducted the programme. After Com. Y. Sambasiva Rao, CCM of CPI(ML) New Democracy inaugurated the programme, one minute silence in the memory of martyrs of different tribal and peasant struggles was observed. In his inaugural speech Com. YSR said that revolutionary struggles of Naxalbari and Srikakulam had forced the Govt.… Read More