Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Goa Chief Minister Parsekar resign now! Tiracol Golf terror stop now!

Bharat Mukti Morcha calls upon Goa Chief Minister Laximikant Parsekar to resign immediately. This in the face of corporate  terror attack on Tiracol in North Goa border on 14/15 May 2015 midnight. The village was attacked by 50 goons, cut down the trees that were legally prohibited to do so, then constructed the road and the work is still going on even today. 

What is shocking is that this terror attack was carried on with complete backing of Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar who is elected from Mandrem Constituency. Tiracol is a village in Mandrem constituency. Even though villagers got the police involved to carry on pachanama in the night itself no FIR has been registered against those 50 goons involved in the terror attack. 

Laxmikant Parsekar, who is also Home Minister and controls police has instead made sure that the work on Tiracol site goes on unhindered and terror attack is condoned. "We have no order to stop work carried on by Leading Hotels in Tiracol. Case has been referred to the Permen Mamlatdar and to the Chief Town Planner" said Police Inspector Tushar Lotlikar attached to Pernem Police Station that has jurisdiction over Tiracol. 

This is a clear indicator of clear law and order failure in the State of Goa and In this case BMM calls upon  President of India to dismiss the Goa government and impose President’s rule under the Article 356 of the Constitution of India.

Bharat Mukti Morcha's ongoing investigations has revealed that One Ganguly came to Tiracol in 2006 and cheated people and fraudulently transferred the 12 lakh square meters of land in the name of his company. Then tried unsuccessfully to get approval of the Kerim - Tiracol Pachayat. Village Gram Sabha opposed the move to build Golf course and Luxury hotel villas in Tiracol. Ganguly then contacted Laxmikant Parsekar who was then just an MLA beside BJP party president. Parsekar struck a deal with Golf promoter Ganguly from Kolkata. 

The deal was as follows: BJP will come to power in Goa with full majority. Parsekar can give all the necessary permissions to construct Golf Course. But for this right away Ganguly has to fund Prasekar's elections from Mandrem constituency. Ganguly funded Parsekar's election campaign by putting in Rs.2 crore. Together with this Parsekar's wife Smita Parsekar was offered to function as Director of leading hotels replacing Sachin Parab, son of Sangeeta Parab,  former MLA of Mandrem Constituency. Now perfect setting was in place. Husband is Chief Minister as well as Home Minister. Wife is a Director of Leading Hotels. We leave it in the hands of CBI to carry on further investigations. This much we came to know through reliable sources. All the permissions from State government including EIA was granted by BJP government ruled by Manohar Parrikar, current India's defence Minister.

It is most plausible that after National Green Tribunal and Administrative Tribunal via their respective orders made the possibility of implementation of the golf project impossible Director of the Leading Hotels consulted the Home Minister who is also a life partner, a husband. The way out that came out of the consultation is extra-constitutional strategy to deploy terror by 50 goons.

Now after the terror attack on Tiracol Goa CM is adamant as he was in case of 108 agitation few months ago. In fact he is in a fix. For he has two formidable enemies in order to go for registration of FIR. First is his election funder Ganguly and second is his wife Smita who is company's director. In addition a prior understanding that public pressure will not exceed the permissible limits and this piece of information will never be shared and hence public will continue to be confused in dark - a sort of situation that arises in political situation of 'contended ignorance' as British Philosopher James Stuart Mill puts it.

Your game is over Mr.CM. No one can fool all the people all the time. Your time is up. People of Goa are fed up of you (as you are serving the people of Goa as CM) Goa is not your own. It is of the people, by the people and for the people, and it will remain so forever. So step down immediately. Let Goa live in Peace. As the future generations will know that a fraud (fraudulent) CM is no more. You are investment destination of Leading Hotels. Leading hotels has made lead investment on your elections and turned you into corporate agent (चमचा). कांशीराम भरोबर होता. (Kanshiram was right.) 

Dear People of Tiracol Bharat Mukti Morcha stands on firm grounds with you. Fraudulency will never have a stand of truth. Remain united with everyone in the village and unity will give success to drive Ganguly and Parsekar out of Tiracol. And the chapter of CM will end here with Tiracol. 

Long Live Tiracol! Jai Mulnivasi!


Thursday, 21 May 2015

Pune Speech of Maggie Silveira, President, Bharat Mukti Morcha, Goa State delivered at 3rd Annual conference of Rashtriya Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh




 The text of Goa State Bharat Mukti Morcha President Maggie Silveira’s speech at 3rd Annual conference of Rashtriya Mulnivasi Mahila Sangh held at Swargate, Pune on 17th May 2015. This is an English translation of original speech in Hindi addressing over 6,000 delegates from various parts of India.





Jai Mulnivasi! I am Maggie Silveira, President of Bharat Mukti Morcha, Goa State.  On the dais, Hon.Waman Meshram, Smt. Kavita Singh IAS, Director, N.R.H.M., Ministry of Health, New Delhi (Our Chief Guest), Hon.Nisha Meshram, All Women sitting on dais, and all Women and Men present in this Auditorium. 


Freedom for women is very important. Women needs freedom from their husbands. B.M.Kamble sir on 3rd December 2010 organized one day cadre camp at Dulapi, Tiswadi, spoke in detail about Bharat Mukti Morcha and BAMCEF and I got fully convinced on what B.M.Kamble spoke about Bamons is highly true and that’s the day I decided to join Bharat Mukti Morcha. I had no doubts on what B.M.Kamble spoke.


Today’s topic “Without creating nation-wide women’s organization transformation is impossible in India: a serious discussion”. I have a question to every man who is present here: have each man who is sitting here in this auditorium, have they come with their wives, sisters, daughters? If yes, then it is very good, excellent. If no, it is very bad and very sad. Freedom does not come for free; we have to pay the price. That is why it is very important to set the women free. In this country Varna system and Jati system is developed by making women as its base and for its development, women are used as an asset and after using women in this way a strong Bamani system is founded. It is not possible to end that system personally. To end this there is need to generate an organized force. This will be possible by forming an organization. Only then big transformation is possible. That’s why this subject is placed for discussion.


Its our responsibility to involve in freedom movement, all the women has to be set free as all the women has right to be free. To attain such freedom we have to fight ourselves. Savitribai Phule was well known amongst Britishers for her poetry in English. Savitribai Phule made an opening for education for women. We must all be grateful to Savitribai Phule as it is through her education got imparted to the entire womanhood in India and beyond in spite of strong blocks of Bamons, she excelled and contributed to Jyotibha Phule’s movement and even lead the movement for five years after Jyotibha’s death. That’s why she is honored with title ‘Krantijyoti’.


Eurasian bamons has made mulnivasis slaves. We women are enslaved by these very Eurasian bamons who has not allowed us to move forward in society in India. Now the time has come to know who is our friend, who is our enemy.



Our Hon.Waman Meshram sir said in Goa positive thinking is very important, with positive thinking we can move ahead in society. 


Bharat Mukti Morcha is highly advancing in Goa from all fronts. Our freedom struggle, agitation, movement, goes in this following direction.


Our Archbishop of Goa Felipe Neri Ferrao has sold our fields 3,00,275 square meters of land which is a  sold to Mahendra Gaunekar who is also a Bamon like Archbishop Felipe Neri Ferrao for peanuts. All this is in Vanxim island in Tiswadi taluka. Mahendra Gaunkar then sold it to Ozone corporate for crores of rupees. The project that was to come to come up was worth 900 crore include Golf Course, recreational club, private marinas, spas, villas (each villa costing 22 crore), casinos, prostitution, Helipad etc. We went to survey number 8 that is a water bodies with professional cameras and got the report of survey number 8 and filed objections before Chief Town Planner, facilitation centre, Chief Secretary that we object the same.


Bharat Mukti Morcha is involved in diverse interventions in various problems in nearly 19 villages of Goa – Cacra, Odxel, Bambolim, Siridao, Curca, Nauxim, Agassaim, Goa Velha, Santa Cruz, Taleigao, Dona Paula, Sancoale, Cortalim, Baina, Kharewada-Vasco, Tiracol, Ribandar, Diwar, Vanxim etc. 


In Mandovi river there is looming disaster planned again by Bamons is called Pontoon. Now, what is Pontoon? It is floating bridge that is 18 meters long and 10 meters deep. No EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) is carried on. In spite of this permission is given by Captain of Ports and Chairman of Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority. Scientist Antonio Mascarenhas has prepared detail report of how bad this Pontoon and need for full-fledged EIA report. His study observed that this pontoon is going to promote soil erosion and affect nearby residents.  But he has been over ruled and permission granted, and asked to plant 200 mangrove saplings.


Five villages Cacra, Nauxim, Siridao, Odxel, Bambolim, most of them fishermen; there is illegal fishing activities going on as trawlers come regularly. 30 trawlers, 28 trawlers, 25 trawlers, 20 trawlers, 19 trawlers, 15 trawlers, 10 trawlers, 5 trawlers, 3 trawlers were coming on everyday basis and troubling the traditional fishermen cutting off their nets which then needs repairs. Main grievance with trawling is that it destroys marine ecology by dragging the riverbed and in fact it is banned in rivers and even  in sea within 5 kms zone.  Having met the director Sharmila Monteiro on couple of occasions followed b y secretary fisheries Amjat Tak IAS we managed to stop these trawlers to a great extend. Director of fisheries Sharmila Monteirao is continuously supporting the trawlers in spite of Bharat Mukti Morcha’s strong intervention. We condemn Director of Fisheries Sharmila Monteiro for supporting the trawlers and indulging in mismanagement of fisheries causing harm to the traditional fishermen through promotion of compromises.


Hotel Grand Hyatt is involved in promoting water sports in Zuari river where traditional fishermen do fishing. Hotel’s Water sports boats including those of aqua sail are regular irritating nuisance to local fishermen. Aqua sail sometimes operate their motored boats in their own uniforms while after complaints from Bharat Mukti Morcha they are operating in plain clothes. In both cases it is illegal. Yet Director of Fisheries Sharmila Monteiro tells us that they are not the same people even though we have photographic  evidence to prove that they are the same people in plain clothes. Again we condemn Sharmila Monteiro along with Hotel Grand Hyatt, their nexus.


On May 07, 2015 Fisher people along Vasco bay at Kharewada abandoned by all the political parties joined Bharat Mukti Morcha. Murmagao Port Trust (MPT) in order to expand is involved in series of demolitions of houses of coastal dwellers including of traditional fishermen. Bharat Mukti has objected in writing to MPT plans of conquest and war on all the coastal dwellers fishermen and others in Baina, Kharewada, Desterro, etc.


Bharat Mukti Morcha is also involved in protests against Marinas at Bambolim and Sancoale promoted by MPT. Marinas are dockyards for hundreds of luxury Yachts of super rich people from all over the world on visit to Goa. Marinas has threatened to put full stop to fishing activities in Zuari River thereby putting large number of fishermen out of livelihood. This is form of river grab just like land grab in Mopa, Pernem taluka of Goa for Greenfield international airport.


In Tiracol, Bharat Mukti Morcha protested corporate terrorist violent attack at the wee hours of 1.00 am on 15th May 2015 morning by 50 goons funded by Leading Hotels corporate cutting down trees and constructing road overnight violating legal ban on Golf Course and luxury villas work. 


All these projects of displacement camouflaged as development are master minds of Bamons and executed with political parties that are impotent to defend mulnivasi interests of land and river, housing and agriculture. They no longer defend public interest. 


On October 29, 2011 Hon.Waman Meshram inaugurated blog of Bharat Mukti Morcha www.bharatmukti.blogspot.in and so far it has crossed 46,000 hits. This blog in English has detail information on advancement of Bharat Mukti Morcha in Goa. This blog id must be published in Mulnivasinayak so that mulnivasi people reading the newspaper are kept updated on Goa situation and our work in Goa.


In this way women must know histories; who are our friends, who are our enemies, who are our enemies but pretend as if they are our friends as it just happened in Goa where people whom we considered as our friends betrayed us but we marched ahead and came out triumphant.


Jai Mulnivasi! Jai Bharat! Jai Goa!

Friday, 15 May 2015

Pictures from Bharat Mukti Morcha Nauxim meet against Marinas in Zuari river

 On May 14, 2015 Bharat Mukti Morcha organised public meet to protest Marinas at Zuari river in Nauxim village. In the picture above President of Bharat Mukti Morcha Maggie Silveira seen addressing the gathering.
 In the above picture Adv.Suresh Palkar, former Zillla Parishad Member is seen speaking in protest against the Marinas in Zuari
 People gathered for the meeting
 Presence of media
 Young and mature noting the proceedings
 Sanjay Pereira, Bharat Mukti Morcha convenor from Cacra addressing the gathering.
 Cosme Pires, Sarpanch of Siridao addresing the meeting
 Sebastian Rodrigues spoke out against Marinas
 Maria Cunha, Sarpanch of Bambolim spoke and declare total support from Bambolim Panchayat
 Former MLA Francis Silveira extending support to the protest
 Gearing up for a combat against MPT


 MLA of St.Andre Constituency expressed his total opposition to Marinas in Zuari.
 Protestors Standing tall for a long haul
 Slogans just shooting out of mouth
 Public response is overwhelming
John Viegas proposing vote of thanks

Bharat Mukti Morcha protests corporate terrorist violence at Tiracol


Bharat Mukti Morcha stands in Solidarity with Tiracol People.  A total of 50 strong men or bouncers recruited by Leading Hotels Pvt Ltd from villages of Maharashtra, Keri and Arambol invaded Tiracol village, north Goa, at 1.00 a.m in the early hour of 15th morning with heavy earthmoving equipment as per reports from Dr.Claude Alvares.

The site is proposed for a five star golf resort by Leading Hotels Pvt Ltd and the American hotel chain, Four Seasons.
The team brazenly cut an illegal road through tenanted properties and forest areas. After the police were called, the work was halted but not before the road was complete through the forest and tenanted fields. The entire village assembled at the spot to protest the action despite the early hour. Police prepared a panchanama as the action violated orders of the National Green Tribunal to maintain status quo and similar orders of the administrative tribunal in tenancy cases.

The incident has shocked all the persons from the village with this demonstration of an entirely new form of Corporate Social Responsible Terrorism (CSRT): When the entire village of Tiracol sleeps corporate unleash terror attack.

The same morning entire village of Tiracol has proceeded to the panchayat office to ensure that the panchayat takes action. At the moment Keri-Tiracol panchayat has seven members. Only one panch member is allocated to the entire village of Tiracol while six members belong to the Keri village. The resort owner has successfully been able to influence the Keri panch members so that resolutions are passed in favour of the project despite protest from the lone panch member from Tiracol. The village community has therefore proceeded to lodge its combined protest against the illegal action of the Leading Hotels.

Bharat Mukti Morcha has taken serious note of the gravity of the situation and condemns corporate violence in Tiracol.

Pontoon approvals in Mandovi a fraud



Date: 15th May 2015

To,

The Chairman,

Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA),

Panjim, Goa



To,

The Captain of Ports,

Panjim, Goa



Sub:- Objections to Pontoon in Mandovi



Sir,

We have come through know from the minutes of the 113th meeting of GCZMA held on 26th February 2015 (case no. 7.5, page 32) that GCZMA has granted permission to M/s Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd in order to construct floating pontoon jetty in river Mandovi river adjacent to the plot bearing Survey no. 2/5, Panelim Village, Old Goa.



Site inspection report cited in the minutes points out “Any structure within river is bound to cause upstream and / or downstream erosion and / or accretion. Such activities need an EIA from competent authorities as stipulated in the CRZ 2011 rules.



Thereafter it is mentioned that “after detailed discussion and due deliberations and on considering the report of the site inspection conducted on 10/10/2014 by Dr. Antonio Mascarenhas, Expert member of GCZMA, the authority decided to approve  the proposal for the proposed construction of floating pontoon jetty in river Mandovi adjacent to the plot bearing Survey no. 2/5, Panelim village, Old Goa, Tiswadi Taluka, by M/s Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd with a condition that  the applicant should not carry out any land reclamation in the said area and further the Authority decided to direct the applicant to plant at least 200 mangroves in the property in consultation with the Forest Department and Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB)”



Bharat Mukti Morcha considers this approval to M/s Ozone Leisure and Resorts Pvt. Ltd to construct 18 meters long and 10 meters deep floating Pontoon Jetty in Old Goa as fraud as the observation of Expert Member Antonio Mascarenhas to carry on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) under CRZ 2011 rules before construction has been over looked and the transcripts of the “detailed discussion and due deliberations” held during the meeting are not recorded in the minutes of the meeting.



Bharat Mukti Morcha calls for detail EIA report as well as Public Hearing on this and approvals granted to Pontoon Jetty construction by GCZMA as well as Captain of Ports must be revoked with immediate effect as it is nothing more than fraud.


Anticipating your quick action,


Thanking you,


Yours sincerely,




           Sd/-

Maggie Silveira

President, Goa Unit



            Sd/-

Sanjay Harmalkar

Convener, Diwar Unit


          Sd/-

Rohidas Andrade

Convener, Bambolim Unit



         Sd/-

 Sanjay Pereira

Convener, Cacra Unit