Stop GREEN HUNT, withdraw UAPA

Click here to sign the Petition Why this war against Indians? The central government of India has launched a terrible war called ‘Operation Green Hunt’. Why this war against Indians? The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced at the Parliament on June 19, 2009 – that the rise of extreme leftist outfits in the regions rich in minerals has badly affected investments. Since 2005 many small and big multinational corporations have signed MOUs. The Memorandum of Understandings were signed with the intention of mining bauxite, uranium, iron ore, tin, limestone, granite, diamond, gold etc from the forest region covering the states of west Bengal, Bihar, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Maharastra. Among the owners of these mines are stalwarts like – Jindal, Mittal, Tata, Essar, Posco, BHP and Vedant. Mr. Chidambaram, the central home minister was the director of Vedant till one day before he joined the central ministry. So it is not surprising that Chidambaram would want to clear the path for a MOUist corridor – a well-connected region for those investors who signed the memoranda of understanding. During his career as a legal advisor many of these mining companies were his clients. To woo more investments he cleverly announced these regions as the ‘Red corridor’, infested with Maoists and Naxalites. Unless the local inhabitants are ousted from the area how would the mines come up? So tens of millions of original inhabitants of these forest regions are to be banished, to be rendered landless and homeless –as the forest is their home, their source of livelihood. In order to do that the home minister has decided to free the land of ‘Maoists’. The large corporate houses, with the help of the media are ready to invest millions of rupees to project this area as the as home of dangerous terrorists called Maoists. According to them the poorest original inhabitants, the ill-fed, neglected and cornered masses of tribes living in the jungles are launching a ‘terrible armed warfare’ against the state. After this, police and military have jointly started the ousting operation and any protest against this state-sponsored terror is being crushed by branding the protestors as ‘maoists’. It would be easy to shoot and burn down village after village and to detain anyone in the name of investigation. The atrocious law UAPA—Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (amendment) 2008 has been freshly introduced to arrest anybody without warrant on mere suspicion and detain indefinitely. Arrests are going on; leaders of protest groups are being arrested and detained with numerous charges. We condemn this unlawful fascist approach.

Withdraw UAPA

Stop Operation Green Hunt

Signed-- Prabir Ghosh, G.S.,  Science and Rationalists' Association of India Sumitra Padmanabhan, G.S.,  Humanists’ Association Please join the signature campaign. Click here to sign.
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4 Responses to “Stop GREEN HUNT, withdraw UAPA”

  1. PK Vijayan 16 March 2010 at 1:35 AM #

    This is a very welcome and significant petition, that I strongly endorse. We in Delhi have initiated a petition on a related issue, viz. the Indian state’s vilification program evident in the charge-sheet brought out against Kobad Ghandy. That document names several well-known civil and democratic rights organisations and individuals as Maoist sympathizers, simply because they have consistently raised their voices against Operation Green Hunt, and its excesses. This is part of a growing McCarthyism aimed at clamping down on legitimate and democratic dissent. Please post a link to that petition on your page:
    Meanwhile, we will circulate news of your petition as well.
    Best wishes.

  2. sidhharth 31 March 2010 at 9:41 PM #

    govt should withdraw operation green hunt.

  3. sujoy chanda 10 December 2010 at 7:36 AM #

    govt should stop operation greenhunt such huge amount of money could be utilised in development purpose in tribal are. the inhuman uapa law must withdraw.

  4. Ajit K 23 September 2012 at 12:12 AM #

    Red Corridor also is a mineral loot corridor.Govt. had never payed attention to tribal areas.Only after the signing of MOUs its sending troops to pave way for the mining sharks.How much will India benefit from it.The royalty is mere 10% the rest is kickbacks and further contracts.The country is being sold out.Coalgate scam is a testimony to this.The tribals have to be paid & rehabilitated properly, they have been neglected even after giving land for development in the past.Example Bokaro steel city,HEC in Ranchi,etc etc.CNT ACT 1908 & the constitution of India is being violated,raped & vandalized ruthlessly.Save India from the mineral loot and environmental disaster

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