Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Government agrees to shift power to the People!

A big thank you to our CM, Prithviraj Chavan! He has set the wheels of justice turning. The Government has relented to the demands of the movement. After 9 days of fast by Medhatai Patkar and relay hunger strike by nearly … Continue reading

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No Fire in Ganesh Krupa’s Kitchens Today

Late last night Shri Prithviraj Chavan, CM Maharashtra, phoned Medhatai Patkar. They both talked over the issues which had been discussed with Ratnakar Gaikwad, Chief Secretary and then Sachin Ahir, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development. Further decisions and … Continue reading

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The Kind of Justice We Want

Yesterday, five hours of negotiation between Chief Secretary, Ratnakar Gaekwad and Medhatai Patkar, were inconclusive. At one point, an agreement seemed to have been arrived at, on the following three points: 1) The government will accept proposals to declare as … Continue reading

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6th day of fast – A Government of ‘aashwaasan’

‘Aashwaasan‘. Assurance. ‘Don’t you trust us?’ they asked. We are camped in the debris of our lives. Our children are not reading books, they are learning slogans of resistance. Our RTIs, FIRs, Court Orders, Appeals, Letters written in blood – … Continue reading

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Day 5 ends, We still wait

We wait for them to realise the gravity of the situation. This is not about a few houses only. The government has to stop demolitions across Mumbai. They have to engage us in constructive discussions, which will stop the menace … Continue reading

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Day 4 ends, 5th day starts today

  Still no response from the CM’s office. Support is pouring in from all over the country, but our very own state government refuses to address the issue at hand. Prakash Mahajan, Controller, Enchroachments & Removal came to talk. So did … Continue reading

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Day 3 of fast, our Tai fights on with us

She’s losing health, we can see. 5 more of us sit with her again on a day’s fast. Representatives from other slums came and gave speeches, sang songs, gave us courage. Mayank Gandhi from India against Corruption and Simantini Dhuru … Continue reading

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