Support the Golibar Resistance
  • Petitioned Shri Prithviraj Chavan

This petition was delivered to:

Chief Minister, Maharshtra
Shri Prithviraj Chavan
Prime Minister, India
Dr. Manmohan Singh
President, Indian National Congress
Smt. Sonia Gandhi

Support the Golibar Resistance

    1. Petition by

      Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan

      Mumbai, India

 

The residents of the Golibar slum have been protesting the illegal acquisition of their land and the demolition of their homes in complete violation on their basic human rights by the government of Maharashtra. In the garb of 'redevelopment', the government and builders have conspired to acquire hundreds of acres of public land in Mumbai. 

 

Shivalik Ventures, the builder in Golibar has criminal cases pending in the High Court, which the police is supposed to be investigating as per a High Court order. Instead it chose to demolish people's homes and on 19th and 20th of May 2011, for the 6th time in 6 months, they attacked the slum, injuring many residents. About 70 homes were demolished. 12 residents were taken into judicial custody.

 

This is not just the story of Golibar, but of slums across Mumbai. To protest this injustice, residents have gone on a hunger strike. Medha Patkar has joined them and on the 23rd of May, the hunger strike entered its 4th day.

 

More information is available on our blog khareastandolan.wordpress.com

Here's a video of the demolition on 20th January 2011http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JncYN5yOS18

 


 

 

 

 

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    • Kish Mukh KOLKATA, INDIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Stop this demolition and eviction immediately....give slumdwellers their deserved rights

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    • gia baiocchi POINT ARENA, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      I offer my support, in solidarity and pray for justice in your homeland.

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    • syed usama ameen NEW DELHI, AA
      • over 3 years ago

      we are in solidarity with the people in their fight against displacement.

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    • Vusi G. Dlamini BRIGHTON, SOUTH AFRICA
      • over 3 years ago

      People of the world supporting Golibar residents. Aluta continua until all their land is returned to them, and they decide what to do with it.

      Amandla a wethu! (Power to the people!)

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    • Shobha Shalini NüRNBERG, GERMANY
      • over 3 years ago

      My heartfelt support to all those who are involved in helping the residents of the Mumbai slums.

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