More in Chutka
The silence in Chutka after the brutal charade of consent-taking from local communities for the official environmental impact assessment last year has been broken by a thundering ‘no’ by the local tribal (adivasi) people once again when they gathered for a protest meeting earlier this week.
Democracy bulldozed to clear way for nuclear industry: villagers protest against farcical public hearing
Why does the government brutally silence local dissent and turns the public hearings invariably into cruel jokes, when it is so sure about the shining claims of nuclear energy? If it is the safest technology and the best solution for the people’s progress, why is their constitutionally mandated participation in the decision-making process denied so violently?
The People of Chutka and adjoining villages in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh won another victory against the Chutka (Madhya Pradesh) Nuclear Power Plant (being imposed on them by Congress-led Central government in active collusion with BJP-led state government) as the government was forced for the second time to postpone its farcical public-hearing on the project that was scheduled on 31st July. After a sustained protest by people of the region that was actively supported by almost every section of left-democratic forces in the state and beyond, the district administration called off the public-hearing on 29th July.