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PROTEST DEMONSTRATION IN SUPPORT OF THE ARRESTED AND THE LATHI CHARGED ACTIVISTS IN BIHAR

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More than 5000 people under the collective banner of Jan Mukti Sangharsh Vahini, Parchadhari Sangharsh Vahini, Kosi Nav Nirman Manch, Lok Sangharsh Samiti, Lok Sangharsh Morcha, Dalit Shakti Sanghatan and Parivartan Jan Andolan were lathicharged without any provocation, by state police of the Nitish Kumar government on the 5th of March 2014. The non-violent protesters were raising four important demands to the government on implementing the Forest Rights Act 2006;  allotting land to lakhs of farmers who have pattas on paper; rehabilitating the Kosi flood victiims and  families displaced due to the change in the course of the river.

This protest demonstration in front of the Bihar Bhawan is being called in support of the struggling masses across Bihar. The illegal action of lathicharging and arresting the Dalit and Adivasi activists by the Bihar government is to be condemned. This action once again proves the double standard of the Nitish led government where on one hand demands special status for the state and on the other hand does not want to even listen to the legitimate demands of its own citizens even on the eve of the elections! At present nine activists are arrested and sent to the Beur jail.

Delhi Solidarity Group calls upon activists, students and concerned citizens to condemn the actions of the Bihar Government and demands the unconditional release of the activists immediately. It is essential that the government responds to the legitimate demands of the people’s movements. Join the protest demonstration in front of the Bihar Bhavan on March 6th at 3.00pm. 

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