On 14th September, Delhi Committee of CPI(ML) New Democracy organized a protest at Telengana Bhawan against the TRS Govt. in Telengana . This Govt. is attacking the podu lands and even the patta lands in the forests which are being cultivated by the adivasis. The TRS Govt. is acting in the name of protecting forest and is uprooting those who for centuries have lived in these forests and been both its inhabitants and its protectors. The irony is even more pronounced when it is remembered that the Telengana Govt. tamely allowed 7 mandals of predominantly forest area to be axed from Telengana to be drowned for the Polavaram Project though this was opposed by the entire spectrum of the movement for Telengana State including the TRS. The forests of Telengana are anyway covered under Schedule V of the Constitution and are directly under the protection of the President of India. The TRS Govt. has no right to seize the land of the adivasis.
Protestors gathered a short distance away from Telengana Bhawan and marched towards it holding up red flags and posters and raising slogans. The posters condemned the police actions against Adivasis in Telengana, burning of their huts, destruction of standing crops, beatings and lathi charges on protesting adivasis false cases and arrests especially in Khammam and Warangal Districts.… Read More