60TH Days on, No Trace of kidnapped
NAGPUR- 9TH JULY,2010
60 th day of kidnapping of maharashtra forest official Vilas Bardekar of vidarbha by suspected BODO militants in West Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh,having lost the all hope now hundreds of tribal,farmers and environmental activist have arranged the mass peayer meeting on 10th july to appeal the BODO militants to release innocent environmentalist Dr.Vilas Bardekar as he is national assets in the field of ecology and working in the field of research on rare species of butterflies found in the asia.
‘Having lost all hopes of his release due to very poor follow up Govt. at centre and state level ,we have arranged this mass prayer meet to draw the attention of administration and society ’, kishor Tiwari, president, Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti informed in press release today.
‘we wrote to hon’ble Indian Prez.Pratibhatai Patil because of his close association with vidarbha then we were given to understand that he is being release on 15th June then there were news about the negotiations are on and forest minister of Maharashtra Patangrao Kadam informed that Berdekar is safe and Maharashtra Govt. has appointed nodal officer to monitor situation a month ago since then there is follow up of this very serious issue and now whereabouts and safety of his life is question mark hence we praying to god and militant to save kidnapped forest official’ Tiwari added.
Vilas Bardekar, social forestry officer from Pune was kidnapped by suspected BODO militants on May 12 in
Earlier Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) has urged President Pratibha Patil to take up the issue of release of a Maharashtra forest officer kidnapped in Arunachal Pradesh on May 12, "We urge Pratibha 'tai' to take up the issue with the central government and the government of Arunachal Pradesh so that the release of abducted forest officer Vilas Bardekar can be expedited," VJAS president Kishor Tiwari said..