Narmada Bachao Andolan condemns arbitrary arrest of Yogendra Yadav and Swaraj Abhiyaan Saathi: Demands Immediate release

Narmada Bachao Andolan condemns arbitrary arrest of Yogendra Yadav and Swaraj Abhiyaan Saathi: Demands Immediate release

 Badwani| 11th August, 2015: United Struggle against pro-corporate anti-farmer policies of ‘Modi Raj’ shall intensify. Narmada Bachao Andolan condemns the arbitrary arrest of Yogendra Yadav and other Saathis of Swaraj Abhiyaan in the middle of the night at Delhi.

The 10-day Yatra by Shri.Yadav and the Abhiyaan has met and united thousands of framers across different states raising the plight of the entire agriculture sector and the regressive policies of the NDA Govt. which is purely a threat to farmers, agricultural laborers, fisher people and other rural communities.

The Yatris were in a peaceful march towards Race Course road to install a memorial in respect of the farmers, who were compelled to give up their lives as a result of the anti-farmer policies of the government and there was no reason for the arrest.

The arrest betrays the ‘heat’ and ‘threat ‘ being faced by the Modi govt. from farmers-workers agitations across the country which has already back tracked on its anti farmer changes to the land acquisition Act, 2015.

Thousands of ousters from the Narmada valley challenging the unlawful construction of the Sardar Sarovar demand inhuman displacement of 2.5 lakh people have kick-started a Padayatra from 6th August and shall embark on an intense, indefinite Satyagraha at Rajghat (Badwani) from12th August. Passing through the highly fertile riverbank villages of Piplud, Kundiya, Kasarwad today hundreds of Yatris demanded immediate release of Yogendra Yadav and Swaraj Abhiyaan Sathis and calls upon Government of India to seriously consider all the demands and suggestions of the Abhiyaan,in the interest of the farming-working community of the nation.

Medha Patkar                        Mansaram  Jaat            Kamla  Yadav
Narmada Bachao Andolan,
Narmada-Ashish, Off Kasravad Road, Navalpura, Badwani, Madhya Pradesh – 451551
Ph: 07290-291464; Fax: 07290-222549
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Twitter:     @medhanarmada



Author: Intercultural Resources

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