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Haath Milao Dharna – Protest against BRAI Bill and GM Foods in India

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On 25th June 2013, 4 pm at Jantar Mantar – New Delhi, friends from civil society groups, women groups, organic vendors, farmer groups and political parties are organising a “Haath Milao Dharna” against the BRAI Bill. As you are aware, the BRAI Bill is with the Standing Committee of Science and Technology for recommendations.

This dharna is to showcase the common man’s opposition to a dangerous, risking to our health and Environment which is coming in a non-transparent manner and without through research and discussion with the large number of farmers associations. We are in opposition of such Bill and demand from the Government to withdraw the Bill. The BRAI bill is a centralised, technocratic single window clearing system for easy approval of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Your participation along with your friends, colleagues and sympathizers in the event will really help create a ripple impact among the authorities who are in favour of the BRAI bill.

Let’s come together and join hands and demand for the withdrawal of the BRAI Bill. Let’s demand our right to safe, environmentally friendly and culturally appropriate food bill. We do not want to be the lab rats of foreign companies like Monsanto which is the largest promoter of GM food.

Name of the event – Haath Milao Dharna

Day – Tuesday

Date – 25th June 2013

Venue – Jantar Mantar

Timings- 4 to 6 pm

For more information on BRAI bill visit this link: http://www.greenpeace.org/india/Global/india/report/BRAI-Critique-Report.pdf

For information on the event please contact Deb at 08130869062

Anil K Singh

Secretary General

South Asian Network for Social & Agricultural Development (SANSAD)
B-38, Upper Ground Floor (Right side)
Freedom Fighters Enclave
IGNOU Road
New Delhi-110068, India
Phone (Work) : +91-11-29531348
Fax:+91-11-29531348
Mobile : +91-9810015250
E-mail : anil.singh@sansad.org.in
Website:http://www.sansad.org.in

 

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