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Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan came in Support of Awas Haq Satyagrah
Newly Built Mandala under Constant fear of Demolition
Mumbai | 29/30th June: As the threats to demolish the newly built Mandala started, support pouring in from all quarters of civil society. Dr. Sunilam of Bhoomi Adhikar Andolan and president of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti offered support to the ongoing Awas Haq Satyagrah. Lalit Babbar of Dalit Zameen Bachao Andolan and Advocate Shakil Ahmad of Swaraj Abhiyan once again visited the Satyagrah and promised support. With this, the Mandala residents launched a plantation drive outside the newly built houses.
Dr. Sunilam who is also a national convener of National Alliance of People’s Movements, which is an umbrella organization of various progressive people’s movements, assured the Satyagrahis that the issue of Mandala would be raised on national level. “Housing right is a human right, government cannot simply deny what they are rightfully asserting for, there must be a meaningful dialogue between the Mandala Satyagrahis and the concerned authorities’’, said Dr. Sunilam reacting to the threats received by Mandala Satyagrahis from the state government.
On this occasion, the residents of Mandala observed plantation drive outside their newly built homes. The residents resolute to make entire settlement of Mandala green through their plantation drive.
There is a high possibility of demolition today, Police bandobast has increased, bulldozers started lining up near Mandala. No prior notice given. Demolittion expected around 11am. If this happens, all the Satyagrahis will voluntarily get arrested.