Anna agitation entered Seventh Day in Tribal Belt of Vidarbha –Many farmers and activist shifted in Hospital at Zari
Zari-August 22nd 2011
Very remote taluka place in naxal hit area near A.P. boarder has been turned completely Gandhian as since 16th August hundreds of distressed cotton farmers and malnourished tribals and agrarian crisis hit widows are joining the indeifnate fats to support anti graft movement of Anna Hazare .the atmosphere around the pendal erected apposite to tahsildar office in zari is so charming that people around all villages are daily coming and visiting the pendal, Kishor Tiwari, president of Nagpur-based Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, (VJAS), who has visted the Zari today informed in a Press release
‘first day more than thousand people joined the protest and more than hundred continued indefinite fast after three days ,police have shifted more than 60 protester to hospital after medical check up’ Ramlu Itwar who was indefinite fast since 16th August who was shifted to hospital in the night in rural hospital .
‘farmers and tribal have joined the Anna Hazare anti-corruption movement as in this tribal area massive political and administrative corruption has ruined the life of the people .there is education, health care, rural employment we want to get ris off thes hardship hence we are sitting on the fast even I am CPI office bearer and worked in left movement ’ Raju Pendore told the media people who was in Zari for the first time .
“farm activist Suresh Bolenwar who is also on chain fast demanded that Anna Hazare should include vidarbha farmers main demand of cost ,credit and market protection to cotton crop and tribal fund and land protection as there are very serious issue and deep rooted corruption is only due to wrong policies of state that’s caused mass genocide of cotton farmers in the region.’’ He said .
Even after 66 years of so called freedom 90% population is denied food, shelter, healthcare ,education and forced to die due to starvation ,despair and distress then there is need to change system and policies and year 2011 is set to have that change and Anna Hazare’s movement against graft is the beginning of that revolution and we urged all section to civil society to join the second freedom movement in order to save million of dying vidarbha farmers and tribal who are innocent victims of this post-independence hostile systematic political and administrative corruption , Kishore Tiwari said
“2,30,000 Indian farmers suicides in last decade is largest genocide in world history of mankind is result of on going corruption at high level that is resulting in wrong anti-poor and farmer policies and vidarbha is capital of that genocide hence our protest and support to anti-graft agitation is much more valid and legitimate hence to echo this mass genocide in all civil disobedience agitation we have been participating and extending support actively and this time too we are joining Team Anna for the same ”Tiwari added.
“UPA Govt.'s has been trying curb anti corruption movement and voice of framers and civil society by police force will receive very strong protest from vidarbha farmer who are the victims of on going corruption and misrule of state where the Govt. is protecting corrupt officers found guilty of misusing relief aid given under prime minister relief package hence our support to agitation much more legitimate as Vidarbha farmers are innocent victims on going misrule and this is a rare opportunity for us to show despair faced by us. Earlier too we supported Anna Hazare's fast and now we are supporting his second freedom struggle" Babetai Bais president vidarbha farm widows association (VFWA) said at zari today.
‘Massive corruption in relief packages to the tune of Rs.5000 crore is reason of continued farmers suicides in west vidarbha .serious allegations of corruption against senior minister and executives leveled in relief package graft but nothing has been happened even after CAG and PAC has given reports hence we want accountable and stringent Lokpal Act hence we are supporting Anna hazare’s cause and we appealed all responsible civil society to join the war against corruption’ Babetai Bais added.
‘If Annaji can go to jail and do indefinite fast at the age of 73 then why we should not spare 8 days of life to stay in jail in order make ‘corruption free India’ ,we have decided that whole vidarbha agrarian community will join the agitation along with civil society to take issue to the final conclusion’ Mohan Jadhav of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti informed.