Mysore police attack on peaceful PFI demonstrators, scores injured,
Showing their loyalty to the BJP government of Karnataka, the Mysore
city police on July 9 attacked on and arrested hundreds of peaceful
demonstrators of the Popular Front of India who were demanding
release of two hundred....
Under the garb of
High Court order police, SRP mobilised massive force and unleashed
reign of terror on the peaceful agitators.
mostly women and children (initially about 250 to 300) started
assembling as per the routine at Anandnagar, Talavali where the
agitators have been blocking the garbage trucks for the past 12
days, says Yuva Bharat Naitonal Convenor Shahsi Sonawane.
When the police
forcefully started taking the garbage trucks, the women and children
immediately blocked the road and slept on the road and gave slogans
- "Dumping Ground Hatao Gaon Bachao !" the agitators were only
giving slogan and had blocked the road. The police were supposed to
arrest the peaceful agitators but instead of doing that the gents
police immediately started lathi charge indiscriminately on the
women. The gents police ruthlessly and shamelessly starting beating
the old women and small children. The details are given below. The
police not only stop with this they fired many teargas shells due to
which many people got affected, Shashi says.
The lathi charge
was so indiscriminate that even old women, children were not spared.
Many women have got head injuries.
James Correa, Sister Clara, Sister Mersina, Sister Jokina, Sister
Christina, Fr. Leslie Malya, Fr. Bona Parriera, Ronnie Correa,
Shashi Sonawane, William, Wilson, Walter Parreira and others were
brutally beaten up.
villagers are now on road at Anandnagar - Talavli.
Justice Kolse-Patil who was on his way to visit the agitators was
blocked at Dongri village where he has sat on Dharna in protest,
"We condemn the
brutality of the police administration. We condemn the unjust
approach of the administration of giving protection to the garbage
trucks and brutally the peaceful villagers whose only genuine demand
is to shift the dumping ground. This is probably for the first time
in our history that the State authoritites are bent upon beating the
citizens brutally inorder to send the garbage trucks in the dumping
ground. This is not only unjust but outright violation of the
agitators to protest peacefully. Even if it is Court Order, the
villagers have every right to protest it. This is a gross violation
of the fundamental rights of the people", says Shashi.
that -the solid waste management project (Hanjar Biotech pvt. Ltd.,)
of the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation should be completely
stopped, scrapped and shifted permanently from the Uttan Dhavagi
hill top. All the activists (about 15-16) should be immediately
released unconditionally. The officers who lathi charged and fired
teargas on the innocent and peaceful women, children and agitators
should be suspended immediately and a judicial enquiry should be
appointed on the same.
"Unless and until
these demands are not accepted by the authorities, we the agitators
have decided to not get out of the road", he says.