Release activists arrested for protesting Nonadanga evictions
  • Petitioned Mamata Banerjee

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Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal India
Mamata Banerjee

Release activists arrested for protesting Nonadanga evictions

    1. Petition by

      Sanhati W.B.

      India

The Government of West Bengal arrested democratic rights activists and detained residents of Nonadanga slum in Kolkata on 8 April 2012. They were engaged in a peaceful sit-in demonstration, demanding rehabilitation of hundreds of residents evicted from the slum on 30 March 2012. This is shameful behaviour for a purportedly pro-poor government. The state's response to these peaceful protests has been systematically repressive, progressively sinister and undemocratic. Visit www.sanhati.com for more detailed coverage.

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    • Sunanda Sanyal KOLKATA, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      She promised not to evict anyone without a roof overhead.

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    • Upal Chakraborty GURGAON, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      To stand up for the oppressed and humiliated

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    • Niloy Sengupta ITHACA, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Mamata Banerjee came to power on an anti-eviction agenda. Now she is turning her back on people resisting evictions and is detaining political and human rights activists on charges as serious as treason!!!! This is completely unacceptable. I will always stand by the right of the protestors to express their democratic rights. Both Hitler and Mussolini came to power winning elections and then trampled democracy. We have to prevent any thing similar happening in India.

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    • Sumathi Rao ALLAHABAD, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Not only Partho Ray, but his fellow activists also need to be released. The state also needs to be sent a strong signal that this kind of victimization of people who stand up to them cannot be tolerated.

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    • Gaurav Mendiratta BANGALORE, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      To question the government's action and to protest in case of a disagreement is a right and duty of every citizen of a democracy. The government is of and for the people, it must not forget that.

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