மேதா பட்கர் கூறும் கருத்துக்களில் ஞாயம் இருப்பது உண்மையே, ஆனால், அவர் இந்த கோரிக்கைகளை வலியுருத்தித்தான் போராடுகிறார அல்லது, நாட்டின் முன்னேற்றதிற்கு முட்டுக்கட்டை போட நினைத்து ஒரு hidden agenda வுடன் போராடுகிறாரா?
சமீபத்தில் வெளியான செய்திகள் திகைப்பூட்டும் தகவல்களை அளித்துள்ளன,
தி பயனியர் (The Pioneer) ல் வெளியாகிருக்கும் செய்தி,
Patkar's people no saints, say 228 FIRs
Navin Upadhyay | New Delhi
Battered officials, labourers register their plight against NBA's bully boys and girls----- For an organisation that claims to spearhead a peaceful movement to help rehabilitate persons displaced by the Sardar Sarovar Project (SSP) on the Narmada river, the track record of the NBA is far from flattering.
In addition to a Gujarat High Court directive to the Centre seeking a ban on the NBA for running 'anti-national' activities to roadblock SSP, the Medha Patkar-led outfit is facing more than 200 criminal cases in Madhya Pradesh.
Police records reveal that in eight years, 228 FIRs were filed against the NBA activists for indulging in violent activities and terror tactics to stop the SSP construction.
The obstructive activities of the NBA are also part of the affidavit filed by the Madhya Pradesh Government in the Supreme Court, MP's vigilance department records and Devas police investigations. State Government officials lodged 52 FIRs alleging assault and obstruction at work by NBA activists.
The latest FIR lodged against NBA activists was on April 19, after the visit of the Central team led by Water Resources Minister Saifuddin Soz.
According to the FIR lodged at Dharampur under Dhar district, nearly two dozen activists invaded a rehabilitation centre, manhandled senior Government officials and pelted stones on the labourers.
Ten days before this incident, another FIR was filed against the activists on April 6 at Nisarpur in Dhar district in connection with the beating up of three senior Government officials who visited Bajrikheda village for survey work. NBA activists also shred their clothes.
Even as NBA leaders are beating their chests over the plight of the oustees, the FIRs shows that they made determined attempt to scuttle the rehabilitation exercise. In many cases, officials and workers of the rehabilitation centres were beaten, abused and terrorised. In other cases, Government officials were assaulted for supervising the SSP work and contractors met a similar fate.
Now, the National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL), on the basis of whose petition the Gujarat HC had asked the Centre to ban the NBA, has approached Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to look into the grave charges of "criminal and seditious activities by the NBA."
In a letter to the Prime Minister on April 23, NCCL president VK Saxena has said that the NCCL fears that NBA is funded and supported by foreign institution to thwart the development in the Country.
Giving detail of the NBA activities, the NCCL has said that while Medha Patkar claims that her Andolan is non-violent, " the grassroot NBA is not only involved in violent activities but is also involved in gross human rights violation in Narmada Valley".
The NCCL letter further points out that though "Ms Patkar has claimed that the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh has failed to provide adequate rehabilitation package to the Project Affected People (PAPs), however we have proved that it is NBA, which is coming in the way of rehabilitation. Government officials engaged in the work of rehabilitation are mercilessly being beaten up by the activists and are prevented from conducting surveys of PAPs. NBA activists have banned entry of Govt. officials in several villages."
The letter also talks of the foreign funding of the NBA, a charge that also figured in Madhya Pradesh vigilance department and police reports.
The NCCL has also enclosed the Gujarat High Court order asking the Centre to consider ban on NBA under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967.
Citing police and vigilance reports, the NCCL letter says that "documents established beyond doubt that NBA is merely a mask and the number of support groups working under its umbrella and foreign funds are channelised through these fictitious organisations to thwart the development in the country."
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தமிழ்மணத்தில், மேதா பட்கர் ஐயும், அவரது போராட்டத்திற்கும் ஆதரவாக இருக்கும் பலர் உள்ளனர் என்பது தெர்திந்ததே. ஆனால், அவரின் NBA அமைப்பு வெளிநாட்டவர்களிடமிருந்து பணம் பெற்றுக்கொண்டு, நாட்டின் முன்னேற்றத்திற்கு முட்டுகட்டை போடுகிறது என்பதை குஜராத் உயர் நீதிமன்றத்தில் சாட்சிகளுடன் நிரூபிக்கபட்டிருக்கிறது. இதற்கு அவர்கள் என்ன சொல்லப்போகிறார்கள்? மேல் ஜாதிக்காரர்களின் சதியா?
இந்த நர்மதா பச்சாவ் ஆந்தோலனில், God of small things புகழ் அருந்ததி ராய் பங்கெடுத்துக் கொண்டது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.