Thursday, November 13, 2008

Condemning arrest of 100 protesters

Dear All,

We from South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED, Delhi) express solidarity with anti-mining protesters of Goa, 100 of whom have been arrested in Colamb Village of South Goa yesterday. What may be termed as yet another blatant violation of human rights by corrupt state-mining-mafia nexus, this long drawn battle of villagers to protect their land and livelihood, got disrupted, yet again. On an earlier occasion, ten people had been arrested last month for protesting against mining at Maina Village. This time the number of arrests made has increased to hundred...

We condemn the arrest of 100 protesters at Colamb and demand their release

We demand an end to all mining activities in Goa that threaten lives and livelihoods of villagers

We appeal to you to circulate this information as widely as possible

You can also register your protest by sending a fax to Goa's Chief Minister at 0832-2419846, 0832-2223648.

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