We do not sell our mother earth!

People’s opposition to nuclear projects is growing across the country. Thousands of peasants in Gorakhpur village and surrounding areas of Fatehabad district of Haryana are also militantly opposing a nuclear electricity project being planned in this village. The government shamelessly declared that the land in the area is infertile. Angered by this, peasants arecarrying on a satyagrahamovement since more than last 400 days. Three peasants have died in the satyagraha.

Correspondents of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar spoke to Shri Hansraj, the peasant leader. Hansraj ji told them that the opposition to the nuclear project had intensified after the Fukushima disaster. Even the uneducated peasants, women and children are now aware of the dangers posed by nuclear radiation. The people of Gorakhpur village and 36 village panchayats have passed a resolution against this project and also submitted its copy to the government. The peasants have exposed the lie of the government and clarified that the land in the area is very fertile and about 2000-3000 labourers come to work on the land every year. The government is saying that many people will find work in the project. The peasants have asked a pertinent question which has left the government speechless: “One acre of our fertile land feeds hundreds of people. How many lakh people will be given work by the project?”

The representatives of the protesting peasants have met the Chief Minister, MPs, etc. several times and submitted their petitions. They have met with Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi as well. Despite this, all kinds of pressure have been brought to bear on the peasants. Even the local MP has been acting like a broker for the project and enticing the people with large compensation money. The peasants have given him a fitting reply – “if your mother is alive, how much would you sell her for? We will not sell our mother earth!

The peasants of the area near Gorakhpur had worked very hard to dig the two canals – Amarsingh and Sidhmukh – from which water irrigates the fields in Rajasthan, 200 km away. Now, the peasants of Nohar and Bhadra in Rajasthan have also joined in the protests with the Gorakhpur peasants. Many peasants from neighbouring Punjab have also joined them. All of them have vowed to put up a militant opposition when the Revenue officials will come to announce the acquisition of land on January 12, 2012.

Mazdoor Ekta Lehar wholeheartedly supports the just struggle of the Gorakhpur peasants.

Tag:   

Share Everywhere

farmers    Jan 1-15 2012    Struggle for Rights    Voice of Toilers and Tillers    Rights     Popular Movements    

PARTY DOCUMENTS

thumb

 

Parties of the capitalist class claim that there is no
alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation
and privatisation. The truth is thatthere IS an alternative.

The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s
needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the
program for the Navnirman of India.

Click on the thumbnail of the election manifesto of a CGPI
supported candidate for Lok Sabha to download the PDF.

 

thumbnail

This document, What Kind of Party?, was presented by
Comrade Lal Singh on behalf of the Central Committee
of the Communist Ghadar Party of India to the Second
National Consultative Conference held December 29-30, 1993.

Click on the cover image to download the PDF

 

Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Manifesto 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Click to Download PDFInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India

by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)