NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE’S MOVEMENTS
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MoEF Orders Adarsh demolition: Demand scrapping of Lavasa
National Alliance of People’s Movements welcomes the decision of the Union Environment Ministry to demolish the illegal Adarsh society, which has become a symbol of corruption by the nexus of politicians – bureaucrats and builders in recent times. The society which was built by encroachment on army land has been pushed with violations of the Environment Protection Act and CRZ norms.
The MoEF’s decision is fully legal and should pave the way for similar action in other cases. Do write letters today itself, supporting this action of the Ministry and demanding that the decision must be duly and immediately complied with; not changed at any level of the government, including the judiciary.
As you all know, Lavasa is an even bigger scam, in which the MoEF Expert Committee is to come out with its Report tomorrow. Do write to the Ministry demanding that it should take a similar decision in Lavasa as well, which has been built on illegal land transfers, blatant environmental violations and rights of local communities. It must be highlight that there can be no ‘legal remedy’ for Adarsh, Lavasa or any such project based on corruption, legal and human rights violations.
Do also write to support the mass action of more than 3,000 urban poor, who are on the streets of Mumbai today, demanding action against the illegal constructions by the Shivalik Builders over 140 acres of land, of which 65 acres is Defence land! You action will be part our collective chorus and struggle for the establishment of Rule of law and non-corrupt development planning.
Medha Patkar Simpreet Singh Suniti S.R.
Contact Ph:09423965153 / 09969363065 / 09423571784
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