Tuesday, 13 September 2022

In defense of our Homeland Goa!

 

 

Kindly refer to the earlier important note in this regard at the links:

 

http://bharatmukti.blogspot.com/2022/09/when-state-turns-scam-curious-case-of.html?m=1

 

Further shocking details as contained in draft Goa Land Development and Building Construction (Ammendment) Regulation, 2022 as published in Official Gazette dated August 29, 2022 Series I, No. 21, Government of Goa as under:

 

1. The above draft is notorious handiwork of Steering Committee set up under Section 6 of the Goa (Regulation of Land Development and Building Construction) Act, 2008.

 

2. The members of the Steering Committee includes the following: (a) Chief Minister (Dr. Pramod Sawant) as Chairman (b) Urban Development (Vishwajit Rane) Minister as Member (c) Panchayat Minister (Mauvin Godinho) as Member (d) Town and Country Planning Minister (Vishwajit Rane) as member (e) Chief Secretary (IAS Officer) as member (f) Secretary to Urban Development Ministry (IAS officer) as member (g) Secretary to Panchayat Ministry (IAS Officer) as member (h) Secretary to Town & Country Ministry (IAS Officer) as member (i) Chief Town Planner as Member-Secretary and (j) One Co-opted Expert member.

 

Agriculture Minister is not on Steering Committee even though projects are pushed in A-1 and A-2 Agriculrural zones.

 

3. The above Steering Committee then appoints Sub-Committee consisting of (a) Director of Municipal Administration (b) Director of Panchayats (c) Chairman/member of Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) (d) Goa Chamber of Housing Industry (GCHI) (e) Local Chapter Representatives of Associations of Town Planners, Engineers and Architects (f) Senior Town Planner as Member-Secretary.

 

Representative of Khazan Management Committee is neither on Steering Committee nor on Sub-Committee even though projects are pushed in Khazan land.

 

4. Timeline as evident after decidings:

(A) Notification on August 29, 2022

(B) Public can comment for 30 days upto September 27, 2022

(C) Sub-Committee to report to Steering Committee within two months: November 27  2022

(D) Steering Committee to sent recommendations to the Government within 30 days: December 26, 2022.

 

5. Formerly process started just a day before Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 and is likely to end a day after Christmas 2022.

 

6. Goa Government has appointed few people as Notary-Architects and Notary-Engineers as section 2 (90). List of them needs to be compiled based in Gazette notification of their appointment. 

 

7. In Ammendment to Regulation 3.11, in clause (c) requirements of post occupancy within 5 years is dropped. Now it will take place from time to time on random basis. 

 

There is no time limit within which post occupancy audit needs to be carried on. Even if it is not carried on it is perfectly alright. So the scope for illegalities further increases. Audit can be used as threat to extort and blackmail in the absence of any legally binding timeframe to carry out mandatory. The is a major blow for Goa and boon for real estate lobby for can turn intensely reckless in their endeavors.

 

Audit is required for Economic, Ecological, Social, Environmental reasons. Carrying capacity of Goa to accommodate buildings with respect to water and electricity consumption needs to be identified. And so Goa's capacity to handle Garbage generated by increasing housing projects. Ecological auditing needs to be carried on.

 

Track record of the past audits for group housing, multi-dwelling building s and multi storied buildings needs to be checked from the office of Town and Country Planning Department. 

 

8. In an Ammendment suggested in clause (d) in Regulation 4.11 choices of Authorities are added. While existing three choices are "Authority/Council/Panchayat". Choice expansion suggested now is "Authority/Council/Panchayat/Town and Country Planning Department/Planning and Development Authority/ Public Works Department". 

 

So TCP, PDA and PWD are included as additional choices. This amounts to violations 73rd and 74th Ammendment. Further it creates centralization of power relations and new horizons of corruption special regarding 40% coverage and 3 meters setback.

 

9. In a commercial zone Ammendment is suggested to Regulation 6A.1 in Table - VII against serial no.II to include a new category of building clusters known as SPC-CBD designating it as Special Commercial-CBD. CBD stands for Central Business District.

 

What is Special about this commercial zone is not explained. 

Use the word District denotes that's its administration will be headed by a Magistrate.

It seems to be Special Economic Zone in camouflaged manner.

If that commercial zone is central then it means all other zones are to the periphery.

This seems to be at the heart of economic inequality fostering strategy. 

 

10. Infrastructure for SPC-CBD (Special Commercial -CBD) as suggested through draft Ammendment to Regulation 6.A.4 in Table - VIII indicate permissions for 12 floor buildings that will need 15 meters wide roads, 40% coverage, 400 FAR, 10.00 meters front setback and 40 meters height. 

 

Where will this Central Business District located?

Get information on Modi ground.

Get information on Patto II Project.

 

11. In draft Ammendment Farm houses are permitted in Agricultural zones A1 and A2 even if land is classified as "Rice" (Paddy field) in survey records. All that is required elevation to the land and minimum Land area must be 10,000 m². Ground coverage sort to be given in these cases stands at maximum 2.5% and maximum built up area can go upto 500m² with maximum height of 7.60m from the ground level to the eaves of the roof."

 

This means building as big as two floors covering 500 m² can stand in rice field as a farm house. It's this a outright mockery? Since there is no Auditing involved any deviations can take place and government is not duty bound to act.

 

One more lethal attack on Agriculture. From no construction status inroads for construction in paddy fields are proposed to be opened up. Day may not be too far when Agriculture in Goa may stop and Agriculture Ministry may be shut fowm. Ravi Naik may be the last Agriculture Minister in Goa for there are several more lethal attacks on Agriculture in Ammendment elsewhere too as below.

 

12. The very meaning of Agriculture itself is sought to be distorted with draft Ammendment to Regulation 6.A.3.1 inserts provisions in A1 and A2 zones that are outrightly objectionable. New additions proposed as agricultural activity:

 

(I) Agricultural Research Centre

(II) Development Centre

(III) Agricultural Educational Institute

(IV) Bio-Technology Unit

(V) Open Air Sports Structure

(VI) Open Air Religious Structure

(VII) Golf Course

(VIII) Film City

(IX) Film studio

(X) Residential school 

(XI) Yoga or mediation Centre

 

No dictionary every equals above 11 items as Agricultural practice of any society ever. They are given various minimum Land holding limits. And varying coverage and FAR for construction purpose. This draft Ammendment is a conduit to concretize remaining paddy fields of Goa. Only the greedy perverts can think of such a cruel abominations.

 

13. Suggested Ammendment to 6A.4 (iii) in Note (12) proposes to give two stilt floors free for measurement of height in any zone for a building with permissible 150 FAR.

 

Stilt floors are the floors for parking of cars of the building residents. However in scenario of absence of audit it is totally possible that greedy mafia real estate agents will construct flats on stilts and sell them off, of course, with palm greasing of all concerned. The fall out is parking of cars will be on public roads. This allowance like to be misused as it is non-transparent and arbitrary together with proposed absence of mandatory auditing of the building.

 

14. Existing provision at Regulation 6.A.4 (iv) Note (16) is replaced with a new one. It was required that at the time of approval of development plans minimum 6 meters wide right of way should be available on site. This has been done away with. For right of way to be 6 meters width of the road is legally required to be 8 meters as definition of road includes shoulders and gutters adjacent to the right of way.

 

ANNEXURE-XII is introduced as a minimum width of road requirements for the buildings. Let's examine this annexure further.

 

15.  For a single dwelling with 200 m² minimum width of road needed is 3 mts or less if passing through other/ traditional access. Less mean it could be 2 mts or even 1 mt. Sounds ridiculous? Not at all. There are provisions in place that builder will pay Government to aquire land for roads in these type of land locked construction projects. Then road will be widened. Private lands are not safe at from real estate predators.

 

For a floor area of 500 m² of single dwelling unit 3 mts or more but public road is required.

 

For double units of 400 m² floor area width of the roads required is greater than 3 upto 4 mts.

 

For 4 units of 600 m² floor are public roads with width greater than 4 upto 5 mts is needed.

 

For 8 units of 1000 m² width of public road requirements is greater than 5 upto 6 mts is needed.

 

For 180 units with Floor area of 20,000m² width of road needed is 6 meters or greater. This means if units between 9 and 179 will need public road with width of greater than 5 mts upto 6 mts. Can public road of this width cater to 179 units fully occupied?

 

Further Table X provides scientific analysis of road. Width of the road includes gutters on both sides of the roads and shoulders on both sides of the roads. Gutters and shoulders occupy two meters of the road width. Right of way that is omitted in the drat Ammendment is what is actually  available space for vehicles to move on road. This means if the width of road is 5 mts then considering the width occupied by gutters and shoulders only one meter may be available for movement of vehicles. Only two wheelers can move in such space. 

 

The provisions introduced by bypassing right of way proviso is dangerous. Thinking looks to be to do away with gutters and shoulders. This will turn roads killers and introduce unimaginable floods due to roads without gutters as the case in many places where reckless urbanisatiom is haboured by the State. Audaciously definition of roads on this same law of TCP is overlooked. This audacity comes from the assumption of the Steering Committee that people of Goa will be efficiently mind control and this fact will never come to their attention. Bluff is over now.

 

16. This Annexure XII is substituted for existing BEE Annexure XII dealing with Adoption of Energy Conservation Building Code, 2006 of Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Department of Power, Government of India to control energy guzzling projects in Goa. This means buildings in Goa will be supplied with unlimited energy caring hoot for carbon footprints. Currently there is a legal limit upper limit on consumption of electricity. With the omission this limit goes off and disequilibrium in State Electricity supply can be expected in disruptive manner. Hence Energy Conservation Annexure that is sought to be done away with must be retained and adopted to Goa.

 

17. In an Ammendment to 6.A.3.1 clause (e) more construction is allowed in Industrial Zones I-1, I-2 and I-3. More people are allowed to reside in industrial areas not withstanding risks and hazards. Workers in industrial establishment need not take residence outside industrial zones.

 

Some years ago Industrial Estates were taken away from Panchayat jurisdictions. It's ironical indeed. Panchayat themselves are alien to Goa. They were installed to manage annexed conquest territory of Goa. Now there is trend to weaken them as much as possible. Time has arrived to revert back to pre-1961 model of management of Goa minus Portuguese rule.

 

18. There already are regulations in place that regularises unauthorized constructions less than 500 square meters. Now this facility is sought to be extended to those unauthorized constructions above 500 square meters. This is applicable also in Coastal CRZ areas with the permission of Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA). All that is required is the evidence that construction was before 31-12-2020. Evidence can be anything Electricity bill, water supply bill, tax receipts etc. Compounding fee is six times more than normal license.

 

After few years there is likely Ammendment that all such unauthorized constructions before 31-12-2022 will be regularised. This can on every two years till every inch of Goa's land is Urbanized.

 

This is very profitable venture to the vested interests on prowl but it is destined to ruin Goa to the point unimaginable. Damage causes might even have long term irreversible impacts. No impact studies are carried on even for legally permitted building so where is the question of assessing impacts of unauthorised structures? System in place is in need of drastic shake up.

 

19. FAR of 20% for 4 and 5 star hotels in increased to 30%. 3 star hotels too are given 30% FAR. Surely this is to benefit tourism lobby. This is indicative of the fact that Goa administration is controlled by luxury tourism lobby. Though public votes politicians, public has no control over them after they get elected. Political class is unanimous not to get Political Parties under the scope of RTI Act and hence it is not possible to know as to which corporate funded which politicians gor them to 'purchase' votes at the time of elections. Hence current democratic system has turned voters into disposable diapers that are to be discarded as soon as elections are over and further subjected to cruel humiliating treatment as reflected in this very draft Ammendment. Indian burecrats are part of the this nasty game as well. Indian Administrative service trains officers to rule ever since 1961 Annexure of Goa through conquest as pointed out by Supreme Court of India in Shantilal Gosalia mining Case.. This Ammendment indicate treatment of Goa as war booty camouflaged as liberation. The practical goal keepers are Goa's perennial behind the scene operators: Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI). They are part and parcel of this disgusting process to push Goa to extinction. This they asses is currently the best timed considering voice of Goans is weakened due to self-censorship enforced by those with Portuguese citizenship. 

 

20. There is an addition of new Annexure- XIV-A for allowing additional 20% FAR to the medical institutions/hospitals having 200 beds and more. Are these for private hospitals/medical institutions?

 

Recommendation for additional FAR must come from the State Government agencies. 

 

With the absence of Auditing system there is no accountability of what purpose these hospitals buildings will be put to.

 

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Currently Urban Development Ministry, Town and Country Planning Ministry as well as Health Ministry is in the hand of one person Vishwajit Rane. Implication of such a concentration of power can easily lead to moral and ethical subversion in the corridors of power at the highest levels in Goa and Delhi. In fact there is something abnormal in the conduct of Vishwajit Rane. No one can sell off his homeland on a platter in a mercenary style the way this Ammendment seeks to sell off Goa. It  is a serious crises and to salvage Goa we need to locate true homeland of Vishwajit Rane and deport him there to sell it off to whoever he wants. It is most likely that Vishwajit Rane knows his homeland and can ponder as to if he would treat land of his forefather the way hebis treating Goa through this Ammendment. 

 

21. Some common observations thus as under:

 

(i) Translation of this Ammendment  is not available in vernacular language or official language for people to understand impact and implications on their fields and kulagars. Since the impact is going to be long lasting discussion on this Ammendment has to carried on at booth level across State of Goa. For this 30 days are not enough. Even if State Government doesn't extent the last date under influence of commercial interest this needs to discussed across the State of Goa far longer. If needed for the next five years. Discussion is the first step to action. State Government would like public not to discuss this and will certainly will throw various candies for distractive purpose. We need to reject them at the first instance. This Ammendment is the final nail the coffin of the very idea of Goa that we know of, the very idea of freedom we know of, the very idea of fresh air we breath, very notion of roads that we treat on and very history of Goa that we were prevented from learning. It is for this reason that we need to discuss this intensely both before and after September 27, 2022.

 

(ii) Land as a commodity is being brokered in terms of FAR of 400, increase of 15% for farm house, 30% for hotels, 20% for hospitals, premium payment for all FAR above 200, unauthorised regularisation, less road width instead of more to favour builders, farm houses in fields, etc..... all will only be a business model to broker land value and multiply corrupt in a department which have been notorious with every changing Minister. Latin meaning of the word 'Minister' is Servant. It means one who serves people. The behavior of current ministers is far from being servants. In fact they deviated so far away from their original role that the word Minister doesn't fit them. Most appropriate word currently fits them is 'Monster'. So we have Chief Monster, Council of Monsters, etc.

 

(iii) This actually can be a election funding model for all Politicos from land sharks.

 

(iv) There will be boom in construction, Ease of Doing Business, GCCI/TTAG/GCZMA will decide many critical areas of land use against an expected process of study, analysis, action, audit and review.

 

Ease of Doing Business is more important to the government than the constitutional duty cast on it to be custodian of the environment and showing the way forward for sustainability.

 

(v) All Rice fields will be in one stroke reduced by 15% as it will be covered by farmhouses.

 

To end it is important to know the original Latin meaning of the word Government. It is composed of two Latin words " Guverno" meaning to control, and "mentis" means mind. Government therefore means to control minds. Entire Government endeavor is mind control program in innumerable ways. Some of these programs will be clearly visible as soon as this note hits public domain. For public cannot be looted and fooled if their minds are not controlled. Logically, this Ammendment cannot be enforced without effective mind control program in Goa. Mind control programs are required to complete what was started by Nehru in December 1961. Congress Party started it then. BJP seeks to complete the conquest of Goa to the last inch. The Ammendment under discussion seeks to advance thus agenda. You are welcome to comprehend this note. You are welcome to debate, agree or disagree this note. You are welcome join us as we stand to defend Goa's land from organised mafia and their dens in corridors of powers. Yes, you are welcome, you are indeed welcome! Goa is our homeland!

 

You are requested to study this note and start discussions in your neighborhoods, contacts, friends, networks and family.

 

You can use this note as a backgrounder to your interventions at various levels of governance in Goa and India.

Monday, 5 September 2022

When State turns Scam: Curious case of Goa TCP Amendment 2022

 

James Mathew, Chief Town Planner (Administration) & Ex- officio Joint Secretary issued notification on August 29, 2022 - by order and in the name of the Governor of Goa - that is destined not only affect present but also future generations of Goans: provoke and consolidate major demographic destabilization. 

 

In an Official Gazette Series I, No. 21 Government of Goa has issied death warrant to whatever remaining of Goa after being "annexed through conquest" (as observed by Supreme Court of India in Shantilal Gosalia case) in December 1961 under Soviet Union pressure, backing through veto at the United Nations and International management of an illegal conquest of Goa. Evil further strengthens instead of weakening with this notification. In faith I do pray : Thy will be done, you take care of it!

 

It appears from the cited notification that there is even a steering Committee in TCP to intensified this conquest at micro level. The code of this mysterious entity is as follows: 21/1/TCP/(A)/2021/Steering Committee/1377. It is important to find out as to who are the members of this steering committee that has put their ugly sight on Goa.

 

Nevertheless Government of Goa anticipates that people of Goa are going to be affected even negatively and therefore has asked for the objections and suggestions within 30 days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette viz 29 August 2022. So 30 days will be completed on September 27, 2022 which is known as World Tourism Day. No wonder Government of Goa intents to hand over huge amount of land to Tourism industry. That is the reason why this notification is published. It's classic case of neo-colonial penetration through tourism pretexts. It's way of taking remaining land out of control of Goans. Its legal dragnet finely weaved.

 

All the Objections and/or suggestions are to be manually handed over to:

 

The Chief Town Planner (Administration)

Town and Country Planning Department, 

2nd Floor, Dempo Tower, 

Patton Plaza, 

Panaji

 

What is proposed for Ammendment called?

Goa Land Development Building Construction (Ammendment) Regulation, 2022.

 

Which Regulation is sought to be Ammended?

Goa Land Development and Building Construction Regulations, 2010

 

So to understand clearly one need to get copy of this 2010 Regulations from some source.

 

There is proposal to massively parcel out Goa's land to Golf Courses, Film Cities, Film Studios, Residential Schools, Yoga Meditation Centres etc.

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Golf Course: 4,00,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Film City: 4,00,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Film Studio: 1,00,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Residential School: 2,00,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Agricultural Research Centre/ Development Centre/ Agricultural Educational Institute/ Bio-technology Unit: 2,00,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Yoga  meditation centre: 1,00,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to set up Open air sports or Religious structure: 20,000 m².

 

Minimum Land needed to contract 500 square meters of Farm House: 10,000 m².

 

Further explanation given:

 

Golf Course, Film city or Film studio to be set up only with approval of the Town and Country Planning Board and the Government. 

 

The second explanation is curiously topographic. It goes as under:

 

"The proposal of the Residential school, or Yoga meditation centre shall be permitted in any zone except Eco-sensitive such as low lying paddy fields, water bodies, kazan lands, flood prone area, land having slope more than 25%, forest land, wild life sanctuaries, and tenants agricultural land."

 

What the above explanation imply?

 

Explanation implies that Golf Courses, Film Cities and Film Studios will be permitted in all the zones including Eco-sensitive such as low lying paddy fields, water bodies, kazan lands, flood prone area, land having slope more than 25%, forest land, wild life sanctuaries, and tenants agricultural land.

 

There detailed note at 6(v) that indicate Golf Course proposals are already toying around the corridors of power. Let's see through:

 

Golf course is given 30% and 30% FAR. Details worked out for Project Report is very instructive:

 

"Project report shall be conceived with the following requirements:

 

Site planning and management,

 

Green and eco-friendly design,

 

Selection of species of landscape, 

 

Water conservation, 

 

Material selection, 

 

Energy efficiency,

 

Operation and maintainable,

 

Installation of Sewage Treatment Plants (STP),

 

Creation of Catchment Areas to ensure that the project is self sufficient in water requirements,

 

Organic/ non-toxic fertilizers to be used,

 

Golf Course should be designed to act as the lungs of the locality."

 

From 1992 Goa has battled out successfully against eight Golf Course projects at Canaguinim, Tiracol, Bambolim, Amthane, Mandrem, Morjim, Vanxim and Arambol.

 

More recent combat against golf course has been in Tiracol and Vanxim. 

 

While Golf Course design is prescribed as lungs of the locality it gives an impression that Ammendment is carried on with love and concern for the planet. This image gets torn apart with Ammendment proposed at 8 (ii) g.

 

Regulation 8 (ii) (g) reads as follows:

 

"All new and renovated non-residential buildings as well as individuals and other residential buildings, co-operative Housing Societies and Colonies managed by Residents Welfare Associations (RWA), with parking demarcated for more than 10 Equivalent Car Spaces ('ECS') shall have atleast 20% of such ECS to be made 'Electric Vehicle Ready' ECS spots with conduits installed or as per the GOA ELECTRIC MOBILITY PROMOTION POLICY - 2021 as ammended from time to time".

 

Electric vehicles of all types runs on batteries. These batteries are made up of rare mineral Ore like Cobalt, Nickel and Lithuim which are dugged out of bowels of the earth though mining. Electric Vehicles are horrible for environment. Goa is an excellent example as to how this Ammendment is meant to destroy Earth and disrupt communities by promoting mining in various parts of the World. This indicate that overall thinking that has gone in conceptualizing these Ammendments are rather warped. Golf Courses is presented as lungs of the locality only as Public Relations exercise to win public legitimacy. If not then Regulations would have pointed out as to how many Golf Players are trained by schools, Colleges and Sports department of the State Government.

 

Golf is an integral part of global sex tourism. Filthy rich from in and out form the ring if exploitation. If Golf Course is installed in Goa then sex trade will take new high. Goa has already attracted ill reputation with Casinos in Mandovi and all the immoral activities that goes on there as pointed out several times by late Dr. Joe D'Souza.

 

With Mopa airport coming through its sustainable needs Golf Courses in Goa. Mopa Airport is being built by crushing down voices of local farmers. It's sustainable needs more land for Golfing. To sustain one wrong several more wrongs are being planned and enforced. This notification therefore is not a stupidity. This is treatment given to Goa as 1961 conquest booty. This will continue as long as Goans will continue to immerse in alcohol, till they accept manipulations by intellectuals, till they don't dare to stand up and retort "I am an intellectual! I too is subject of history! I won't tolerate being kicked around by anyone! I too have conscience! Voice of my conscience is supreme and none can silence it any more. I here and now speak out persistently!" this nasty horror of Goa will continue to flourish unbridled with new intensity.

 

Next important point 12 needs our attention. It puts Goa out rightly for grabs in an outstanding mockery of not only law but also common sense too. Here is how Ammendment of Regulation 24.4 (a) reads:

 

"Regularisation of unauthorized construction having an area of more than 500 m² complying with these regulations and built before 31-12-2020 may be done on recommendation of Town and Country Planning Department or the Planning and Development Authority by verifying that the construction carried out prior to the cut off date i . e 31-12-2020 period of construction based on documents like electricity bills, water supply bill, tax receipts and other evidences. Compounding fee shall be six times the normal license fee for regularization of these structures."

 

As per the dictates of logic if any structures above 500 m² are constructed in unauthorized manner and given electricity connections, water connections, even paid taxes not only these buildings needs to be pulled down like twin towers in Gurgaon few days ago but also all the officials involved in releasing electricity, water connections needs to be identified, chargesheeted, prosecuted, and sent to where they belong: Jail or gallows. 

 

Why this is not happening. It's because Goa is annexed through conquest. Conquering nation believes that it has privilege to decimate and subvert legal system into jungle law, predator-prey relationship. Regulations are ammended like this one to resemble decree of dacoits assembled in the middle of town. Large number of People in Goa are not aware of scary horror that Goa has been reduced to post 1961. This Regulation is more milestone towards Goa's sad demise.

 

This draft Ammendment can also serve as point of resurrection if people of Goa kick out their compromising postures and stand up to the rotten reality to glitter it with words of power and wisdom. This can happen only if we choose to snub. 

 

Sebastian Rodrigues

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Waman Meshram calls for Bharat Band on June 25

 Rashtriya Parivatan Morcha

Bhahujan Kranti Morcha

Bharat Mukti Morcha 

 

Against the powers who are putting Unity and Integrity of Bharat in danger. 

 

On 25th June 2022 

 

Bharat Band 

 

Leadership: Hon. Waman Meshram

(National Convenor,  Bhahujan Kranti Morcha and Rashritya Parivartan Morcha (Social), New Delhi) 

 

APPEAL 

 

Collaborators,  the way Gyanvapi issue has been created by RSS and BJP, the way Mathura issue is raised after Ayodhya and the way- on the directions of BJP and RSS - Nupur Sharma spoke ill defamatory about Mohammad Paigambar is noted. 

 

Now 2022 is ongoing; and people at BJP and RSS feel that 2024 elections are not too far distant in time. In this context - to prepare for the elections - they are busy in creating polarization between Hindus and Muslims. In order to achieve this end they had commissioned Nupur Sharma for this task. Nupur Sharma gave her statements based on directions to her from the policy of the Party and the Organisation. This is the reason Party pretented as if action has been taken against her but BJP workers still seen supporting her. 

 

And the government too did not act against her in any way because of which several places witnessed riots. Because of the prevalence of riots India's unity and Integrity is in danger. 

 

Gandhi in order to unite Hindus transformed Freedom struggle with religios colour and used religious symbols through his life to gather common people. It is because of Gandhi Hindu-Muslim issue arose and intensified. This is the reason for partition of India. 

 

RSS and BJP carried this task after Gandhi again. Things are clear: if religious coloring task, religious polirisation task, Hindu-Muslim division accomplishing task continues then Nation's unity and Integrity will come under threat and danger of more partitions looms large. 

 

That's why it is very important that this trend is stopped. 

 

Brahmins finally got clear proof that they are foreigners. That's why if India's land gets further partitioned they have no regards. This is because brahmins are not natives (mulnivasis), are not Indians because DNA report has proved that they are foreigners. Their nationalism is only a  to save Brahmins and a ploy to end their foreignness. This nationalism that is meant to cover up their foreignness is inflamed through Hindu-Muslim division so that they can be polarized apart. 

 

This situation has threatened unity and Integrity of India. The way Hindu-Muslim polarization is going on India's unity and Integrity has come under risk. The way 57 nations commented indicate that the danger to India's unity and Integrity has proliferated further. And for those statements that foreign nations issued people from RSS and BJP are responsible and thy have pushed India's unity and Integrity towards peril. 

 

That's why in order to safeguard Nation's unity and Integrity there is a need to initiate huge action at the national level. And in order to enforce this social action, in order to support Nation's unity and Integrity, and those people who in the name of Hindu-Muslim have conspired to destroy Nation's unity and integrity; in opposition to them enforcing "Bharat Band" on 25th June 2022. 

 

-Waman Meshram 

 

Sunday, 12 June 2022

Do Not Compromise on Subsidies for Small Scale Fisheries

 On the Eve of the WTO Negotiations in Geneva


National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers (NPSSFW) 

Implores the Government

Do Not Compromise on Subsidies for Small Scale Fisheries

Stop Subsidising Overfishing & Destructive Fishing


The biennial meeting of trade ministers from all 164 member nations is going to take place between June 12 and 15 in Geneva. The ministerial negotiations are to finalise the fate of fisheries subsidies provided by the governments of the world in their respective countries including in India.

NPSSFW strongly holds that subsidies provided to the small scale fisheries (SSF) are instrumental to protect sustainable fishing, large employment, equitable distribution of income, food security and nutritional status of our society. With more than 50% of work force being women the small scale fisheries sector has also to be supported for gender balance in employment. As such the provision of subsidies for SSF is non-negotiable.

NPSSFW further holds that subsidies for Small Scale Fisheries in the developing countries is beyond the mandate of WTO since these subsidies pertain more to management of fisheries than to international trade.

NPSSFW also holds that the traditional livelihood rights of small scale fisher people cannot be denied on the pretext of IUU (illegal, unregulated and unreported) fishing as the government has consistently failed to provide a legal, regulatory and reporting framework to protect the traditional and livelihood rights in small scale fisheries.

At the same time NPSSFW urges the government to stop all subsidies to the large scale mechanized fishing sector which is responsible for overfishing and destructive fishing. Subsidising trawlers and mechanized boats means subsidizing overfishing and destructive fishing. This should be stopped.

NPSSFW has been very upset to know that some persons have been handpicked by the government and taken to Geneva as non-government delegates from the fisheries sector. There has been a complete lack of transparency on the part of the government in this. The small scale fish workers’ organizations like NPSSFW were not even informed about the constitution of such a non-government delegation. The Government should refrain from such practices in future.

NPSSFW has already communicated its concerns and objections to Shri Piyush Goyel, Minister of Commerce & Industries, Government of India under Memo No. NPSSFW/Conv/19/22  dt.June 11, 2022.