Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Friday, 24 June 2022
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
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
Leadership: Hon. Waman Meshram
(National Convenor, Bhahujan Kranti Morcha and Rashritya Parivartan Morcha (Social), New Delhi)
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.
Saturday, 18 June 2022
Sunday, 12 June 2022
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.
Friday, 10 June 2022
Friday, 3 June 2022
Thursday, 26 May 2022
01/01/1968 - Gazette notification with regard to Protected Monument and Protected Area.
17/04/2015 – Application made before Deputy Collector by Govea Pinto for the correction of the survey plan as per the cadastral plan, wherein the area of the old structure is fraudulently shown as 397 sq. mts.
08/05/2015 - Two separate Deeds of Sale executed by Govea Pinto in favor of Mrs. Suvarna Suraj Lotlikar and Manish Munot.
14/07/2015 - Deputy Collector disposes the application filed by Jose Maria Govea Pinto directing the correction of the survey plan as per the cadastral plan, to 397 sq. mts.
07/09/2015 – Application by Govea Pinto to Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (CRZ) for repair of the structure
11/11/2015 – CRZ conducted site inspection but no measurements were taken.
28/12/2015 – CRZ granted permission/approval to Govea Pinto to reconstruct the existing structure as per the plan attached to his application. The CRZ notes that the area of the house is 397 sq. mts. and does not mention the height of the structure.
11/09/2015 – Govea Pinto approaches the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology, Goa for asking their NOC for repairs. They directed their letter to ASI, Goa.
28/10/2015 - Reply of ASI, Goa to Directorate of Archives and Archaeology, Goa. The said inspection report is enclosed with photographs showing the existing hut and stating that permission cannot be granted for the proposed construction which is entirely new as the same falls within the Protected Area.
13/01/2016 - Govea Pinto applies to TCP for reconstruction
28/03/2016 – TCP Conservative Committee carries out an inspection. The report is not made known. However, only the minutes of the 12th committee meeting are made known. The committee expresses their no objection from a conservation point of view and approves the project subject the applicant obtains the permission from NOC from to National Monument Authority (NMA) prior to commencement of any construction activity.
20/04/2016 – Town and Country planning does a site inspection without inviting the ASI member and wrongly report that the structure is beyond the protected area and proposed construction is located within 300 mts. from the protected monument.
21/06/2021 - Local ASI writes to Conservation Committee that he was not invited for the site inspection and advising that his office is well aware of the jurisdiction of the boundaries. He points out that the site falls within the protected area and NMA is not involved. Permission can only be granted by DG ASI and ask them to study the The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act (AMASR Act).
07/10/2016 - Chief Town planner writes to Deputy Town planner enclosing the letter of ASI and the minutes of the 12 th Conservation committee meeting. He tells the Deputy Town planner that the proposal stands approved subject to compliance of the conditions imposed by ASI.
18.10/2016 - Technical clearance order given by the Deputy Town planner. He disregards all conditions of ASI and grants reconstruction permission. He also mentions that the land use is preservation/conservation and not protected area.
Undated 2017-2018 - Govea Pinto writes to DG ASI seeking permission for repairs of existing house by submitting the approved TCP plan.
19/02/2018 – ASI writes to Govea Pinto stating that the plot is owned by Suvarna Suraj Lotlikar and seeking clarification why Govea Pinto is applying for permission in his name.
13/11/2018 - ASI Delhi forwards Govea application to local ASI
16/11/2018 - Local ASI produces a report with photographs of the existing hut. Photographs clearly show the hut is a ground floor structure made of traditional material.
03/02/ 2020 - Director monuments on behalf of DG ASI gives permission only for repairs not reconstruction and says that it has to be done with cooperation of local ASI. He mentions that the existing height and dimension be maintained.
11/02/2020 – ASI Goa writes to Suvarna Lotlikar that permission was granted only for repairs and permit his staff to visit the site and take photographs/ measurements before starting work or else submit the building plan which has been approved by DG ASI.
19/02/2020 - Suvarna Lotlikar points out that no building plans have been approved by DG ASI. She instead sends plan approved by TCP.
2020 - 12/3/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/3/2020 and 2/06/2020 – Letters by Local ASI to Suvarna Lotlikar demanding to stop work until the site inspection is convened.
August 2020 – writ petition filed against local ASi for harassment to Suvarna Lotlikar and violating orders of his Seniors of ASI Delhi.
22/09/2020 - Order against Local ASI scrapping his letters dated 12/3/2020, 16/03/2020, 23/3/2020 and 2/06/2020. It also pointed out that since the applicant had submitted TCP approved plans and other documents to DG ASI, it is presumed that DG ASI has granted permission in consonance with the TCP permissions.
April 2021 - Save Old Goa committee challenged this order through a Writ petition pointing out that Suvarna Lotlikar misrepresented information when applying for permission that ASI should be the final authority to grant permission and all state permission should be subsequent/ subordinate to the ASI permission. She had also misrepresented permission to the distant of the site to the court.
03/05/2021 – Judgment order given in favor of Suvarna Lotlikar stating that permission given by DG ASI has to be complied.
April 2021 – Suvarna Lotlikar files for contempt against local ASI.
03/05/2021 - Order asks the Local ASI not to interfere provided the follows the permission granted by DG ASI and plans approved by state authorities.
01/06/2021 - Came to notice that Director Monument - Delhi (ASI) asked Goa ASI circle to take appropriate action by issuing a show cause notice immediately as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. 1958 and Rules, 1959 against the applicant to carrying out illegal constructions within the premises of Centrally Protected Monument.
13/7/2021 - Vishal Volvoikar files application to revoke the illegal construction
08/09/2021 - Deeds of Sale executed by Mrs. Suvarna Suraj Lotlikar and Manish Munot in favour of Mr. Sumermal Jain.
01/10/2021 - Two separate Rectification Deeds executed between Govea Pinto, Mrs. Suvarna Suraj Lotlikar and Manish Munot.
25/11/2021 - Urfan Mulla files a complaint against illegal construction to Dy. Town Planner.
30/11/2021 - TCP issues Revocation Order in regards to fraudulent permission by state Department for an illegal construction
30/11/2021 - Panchayat issues Notice cum Stop Work Order as per resolution No. 3(2) dated 30.11.2021
02/12/2021 - TCP revokes Technical Clearance and requests Panchayat to initiate necessary action against the construction as provided under the village Panchayat Raj Act.
02/12/2021 - Panchayat issues Show Cause Notice
23/12/2021 - Police Complaint filed by Govea Pinto stating unknown person has committed forgery by affixing his signature and thus an offence punishable under Sec. 465 IPC.
27/12/2021 - Revocation Order issued by Panchayat on the grounds of violating CRZ permissions, violating ASI permission etc.
10/02/ 2022 - Demolition Order issued by Panchayat against illegal construction
19/04/2022 - Intervention Application filed in Directorate of Panchayat by 3 groups (Concerned Citizens of Goa, Save Old Goa committee and Adv. Amit Palekar) related to preservation of identity, culture, history, environment and overall protection and welfare of State of Goa.
Thursday, 17 March 2022
Bharat Mukti Morcha is deeply concerned about rising incidents of illegal purse seine fishing in Zuari river over the past week. It has been observed that this kind of destructive fishing going on with close co-ordinatiom with Directorate of Fisheries, Government of Goa. Purse seine fishing is banned in the rivers and within five kilometers from the shoreline due to their destructive impacts.
There has been complete and deliberate promotion of illegal fishing with collision of those engaging in illegal purse seine fishing from Nerul and Vasco with the Director of Fisheries Shamila Monteiro to destroy Zuari river fisheries and the livelihoods of small scale fishers. In fact Monteiro has gory reputation of supporting illegal fishing in Zuari river and was even chucked out of the office in 2017 for this reason by then Minister of Fisheries Palyenkar. Fisheries department was handled ably well by the IAS officers Govind Jaiswal, Secretary to the Fisheries.
Monteiro is bias against the small scale fishers for the reasons best known to her as evident from her tacit support to illegal purse seine fishing in Zuari over the past full week. Disgusting. Monteiro's competence lies in supporting illegal fishing in Zuari. It's shocking yet tragic reality.
Bharat Mukti Morcha holds Shamila Monteiro responsible for all the illegal purse seine fishing going on at Zuari river over the past week. She should be shifted out from Fisheries department as was done in 2017 and charge be given to some other able officer.
Bharat Mukti Morcha calls for complete revamping of Fisheries department with 24 hour Patroling of Zuari river in view of daily illegal purse seine fishing. Patrol boat should be stationed at Dona Paula Jetty rather than at Panjim Jetty for effecting quick response against fishing rights violators namely the purse seine fishing boats.
Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Calls for dismissal of the Police Officials involved in Pissurlem assault on Hanuman Parab
Bharat Mukti Morcha strongly condemns brutal assault against Hanuman Parab from Pissurlem at Valpoi Police Station for espousing the cause of reviving of village agriculture.
A week before the violent turn Pissurlem farmers had petitioned Goa Government to revive village agriculture in ravaged stage by mining industry. However due to State Government's non-response to enforce High Court Order farmers started the protest and stopped transportation of the iron Ore by Sesa Goa-Vadanta company.
Pissurlem was highest paddy growing village in Sattari producing abundance of rice and open cast iron Ore mining over the past some decades has ruined it all, dried all water sources, pumped dust into lungs, destroyed something that was beautiful.
On March 11, 2022 at around 11.30 am - barely 24 hours after declaration of State Assembly results declaring vistory to Rane couple in Sattari's two seats- Police led by Police Inspector (PI) Prajyot Phadte arrived at the site of the protests at Dhatwada in Pissurlem, bundled up the around 18 out of 78 protesting farmers, jumbled them into Police vehicles and drove to Valpoi Police Station in just 45 minutes.
At around 12.15 pm - like a baggage - Farmers were unloaded from the Police vehicles and herded inside Valpoi Police Station where Police Officer with rank of Deputy Superitendent of Police based in Bicholim was ready and awaiting the farmers to hostile reception without provisions in law. There was no presence of Divya Rane nor Viswajit Rane at the police station - the two elected MLAs- to support and voice out their outrageous against Police action. Why these MLAs don't support revival of Agriculture in Pissurlem?
The beastly partly began immediately with no more preparations needed. All that was required to push Hanuman to Passion was prepared. PI Prajyot Phadte joined DYSP Sagar Ekoskar with another three policemen and started bashing up Hanuman Parab. They slapped him, threw him on ground kicked him, abused him with filthy words. All this in full public view of the 17 arrested farmers from Pissurlem inside the premises of Valpoi Police Station. Police visualized Hanuman's physical body as football to be kicked by all men in Khaki in a beastly party. And kick, they did. Determined Hanuman at least for the sake of his mother, wife and son at home decided to defend himself and protect his head from Police boots. In the bargain he took Police blows on his hands and exposed ribs. The ingrained pain was enough to ground him home for next five days not even able to get up to file Police complaints. And where will he redress his grievances? Police Inspector and Deputy Superitendent of Police themselves came out as Triumphant criminals holding policing functions? It's ridiculous to the core.
With the declaration of election results passion of people in mining belt has resumed after a decade. DYSP, PI and other police officers did inflict these violent blows on Hanuman Parab to create fear amongst the farmers most of whom are Scheduled Tribes. Fear generation is backbone of governance in mining belt of Goa over the past half century and Police has been the most favored agency of the mining industry to create fear through terror in hearts and minds of affected people. It was done in Sirigao and Mayem in 1970s when farmers protested machinisation of mining industry that pushed digging below water table. It was done in Colomba, in Cavrem, in Advalpal and many other places in Goa.
In the current case of Pissurlem Sesa Goa, a subsidiary company of Vedanta that was feeling threatened with farmers agitation that blocked Ore transportation for just a few days.
Irrespective of who the beneficiary of violence is, we as a civilized society cannot let Police officers of any rank to transform into terror distributors and ring masters. That is not the reason why public tax money is used to pay the salaries of the Police officials. Terror distribution is opposite of normal Police functioning. All those Police officials who participated in beastly party to inflict violence on Hanuman Parab deserves to be dismissed from the service. Ring leader of terror administration DYSP Sagar Ekoskar has built up reputation for violence. We have not forgotten his role in Melaulim agitation in 2021 wherein he dared to step on the breasts of protesting elderly woman while he was then holding rank of Police Inspector. Goa Government instead of dismissing him from the police service awarded him the promotion to the rank of DYSP! We wonder what further promotion awaits to such a man with such heinous acts as we learned from meeting Hanuman Parab shortly after he survived the Police beastly party on his body at Valpoi Police Station. Hanuman's spirit of combat is intact and we support him wholeheartedly to counter catastrophic designs of mining industry.
Bharat Mukti Morcha, calls for immediate dismissal from the service of all the Police officials that administered violence on Hanuman Parab. Two are named above. Remaining officials identities needs to be traced and punished.
Further Bharat Mukti Mukti calls for Judicial investigation into Police assault on Hanuman Parab.
Further Bharat Mukti Morcha supports movements of Pissurlem farmers and all those connected with them in order to revive agriculture in the village.
Further Bharat Mukti Morcha calls for immediate implementation of High Court order to supply required quantity of water from mining pits to cultivate paddy fields and other water needs.
Further Bharat Mukti Morcha calls for physical takeover of all the Mines in Goa from private operators as mining leases expired in 2007 and no renewals are effected.
Further Bharat Mukti Morcha calls upon all the Political Parties operating in Goa to support farmers of Pissurlem in order to revive agriculture in the village.
Further realizing that the root of corrupt government administration in Goa being non-transparency, Bharat Mukti Morcha calls for inclusion of Political Parties within the scope of Right to Information Act through suitable amendment so that finding sources of Political Parties are made transparent and Politics is freed from mining mafia and cartel controls, and corporate greed as currently is the case.
Tuesday, 8 March 2022
FOR URGENT ATTENTION: Agenda point no. 3.5 for 290th EAC meeting for March 10, 2022 regarding AHOY Marina inside Zuari river at Goa
ALL GOA SMALL SCALE RESPONSIBLE FISHERIES UNION
190, Nauxim, Bambolim, Tiswadi, Goa. 403 206
March 08, 2022,
The Chairman and all other Members of Expert Appraisal Committee of the MoEF&CC, Government of India
Hello and Warm Greetings of Peace from Goa!
It has come to our attention that proposal from Kargwal Construction Private Limited, Mumbai to set AHOY Marina at fishing predominant Zuari river of Goa by using nomenclature as "MPT WATERS" is listed for the 290th meeting to be held on March 10, 2022.
It is in this regard that we make this timely intervention to let you know that each one of you are invited to visit us at Zuari river where we do our fishing activities. This will enhance your expertise before taking any further action to grant Terms of References to Kargwal Constructions Private Limited to move ahead with another EIA Study.
Kargwal Constructions Private Limited has already prepared EIA study and that was put out to hold Public Hearing through Goa State Pollution Control Board that did not take place and matter is pending before Goa Bench of Bombay High Court.
All Goa Small Scale Responsible Fisheries Union calls for scrapping of Marina project in Zuari river at Nauxim Goa on following grounds:
1. Lease deed of Kargwal constructions private Limited and Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) dated 12/10/2010 for approximately 1,00,000 square meters of water front of Zuari river for 30 years at the rate of Rs.4.87 per square meter per month is ill conceived from the beginning by vested interests to expel fishers from Zuari river and trigger food insecurity.
2. The lease agreement doesn't even acknowledge existence of fishing activities in Zuari river even though its permitted by Goa Fisheries department.
3. The lease agreement that is based upon the decisions of MPT that has ignored fishing activities in Zuari River as evident from their minutes. The sole criteria cited in the minutes to lease out Zuari River without consulting local traditional fishers is to generate incomes for MPT even if that requires expulsion of fishing activities.
4. The lease agreement that is based upon the Ports Land Policy prepared by the Union ministry of Shipping is based on unjust principles that ignore fishing activities in Zuari river.
5. The Union government wrongly claiming and asserting its Jurisdiction over Zuari river and bestowing powers to MPT through a gazette notification of May 24, 2000 was done in an unethical manner without consulting with communities who are involved in fishing inside Zuari river for time immemorial. The consequences of such a nefarious act are the expulsion of fishing communities from Zuari River. All notifications of Central government extending MPT jurisdictions over Zuari River must be immediately withdrawn to avoid expulsion of fishers from Zuari River.
6. The ecological dangers of Marina to marine ecology are officially placed on record by Goa Bio-diversity Board in case of neighboring Yatch Haven marina by Chowgules inside Zuari River on Sancoale river front. Same report are relevant to Nauxim Marina too.
7. Fishing communities are opposing marina at Nauxim based on their wisdom accumulated over the centuries. As per their understanding Marina project at Nauxim will destroy both human habitat at river coast as well fish habitats in Zuari River. Fisheries will suffer to an unimaginable extent.
8. The understanding of fishers that it will destroy fisheries is confirmed by the impact quantification calculations presented in the EIA report prepared for Nauxim marina and put out in public domain by Goa State Pollution Control Board.
9. The joint reading of Tables 5.2 and 5.9 of the AHOY Marina EIA reveals that Fisheries in Zuari River will have permanent negative impact of the nature that is major, long-term and irreversible. Fisheries can be destroyed in this manner only if marine environments are destroyed and the cited tables do indicate major long term negative impacts to marine environment. We do not desire this to happen to our Zuari river fisheries.
10. The laws and policies of India that provide powers to Ports overriding the existing fishing activities are based upon unethical foundations of injustice, inequality, impoverishment, livelihood destruction, damage to marine ecology and promoting food insecurity. These laws and policies needs to be done away with urgency.
11. AHOY Marina at Nauxim is combined assault on livelihood of fishing communities from several Coastal villages on Zuari river northern and southern bank and on food security of several people who are dependent upon fish as an ingredient of their food.
12. Ignoring all the above points on October 05, 2020 Kargwal Constructions private limited from Sion, Mumbai has filed Writ of Mandamus at the Goa Bench of Bombay High Court against State of Goa. Writ has called upon the Court to determine (a) whether Public Consultation is required as it is mandatory requirement by law, and (b) whether indefinite postponement of environmental public hearing in case of "Ahoy Marina" at Nauxim is unjust to the project proponent.
13. As the last 12 years of public struggle has ensured non-enforcement of marina at Nauxim it is now urgent that the project be scrapped totally by cancellation of the lease deed itself rather than put the issue languishing for further litigations causing tensions and unrest to the fishing communities of Goa.
The call of the fishing communities of Goa is complete abandonment of Marina project at Nauxim village and all the neighboring villages of Bambolim, Siridao, Agassaim, Cacra, Odxel, Marvel, Dona Paula, Caranzalem, Sancolale, Chicalim as well as Vasco municipal limits localities like Khariavaddo are going to face violations of the right of livelihood.
You are therefore called upon to act decisively on the above matter. We wish to let you know that installing of Marina at Nauxim water front is an open assault against livelihoods of fishing communities of Goa and we have resisted the same for dozen years. MPT/ MPA has not manufactured Zuari river to claim its Jurisdiction and to lease it to whimsically to anyone of their choice by ignoring fishing communities actively carrying on our livelihood practices.
We therefore advise you to refrain from issuing any Terms of Reference to the Project proponents - Kargwal Constructions Private Limited to conduct any further EIA Study and outright reject their File no. 10-38/2016-IA.III coded as proposal no. IA/GA/NCP/257252/2022 that is listed on the agenda of the meeting at point 3.5.
From the begining AHOY Marina is death knell to fisheries of Goa and you are urged to heed to our call. Do contact us anytime for any further queries if required, we will be eager to co-operate to get to AHOY Marina scrapped.
Thank you all.
Dr. S.A. Rodrigues
delegate to National Platform for Small Scale Fish Workers, representing All Goa Small Scale Responsible Fisheries Union.