A day long consultation on the “Proposed Land Bill: Development or Investment?” was organized by SRUTI on 30th August 2012 at the Constitution Club, New Delhi. The event was a follow-up to the Janmorcha and meetings co-ordinated by SANGHARSH (an alliance of various grass-root based organizations) on the land issue.
The speakers also saw representation from various peoples groups and movements from across the country including Ulka Mahajan (Sarvahara Jan Andolan – Maharashtra), Anand Mishra (Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan), Kavita Krishnan (CPI-ML), Ashok Chowdhary (NFFPFW), Lingaraj (Samajwadi Jan Parishad), Jayashree (Adharshila – Maharashtra), Jang Sai (Bharat Jan Andolan), Arvind Anjum (Visthapit Mukti Vahini – Jharkhand), MJ Vijayan (Programme for Social Action), Anil Chaudhry (PEACE – Delhi), Shankar Gopalakrishnan (Campaign for Survival and Dignity), Devendra (Hum Kisan Sangathan – Rajasthan) and Vilas Bhongade (Ghosikhurd Prakalpgrast Sangharsh Samiti – Maharashtra). Many other sangathans from across the country were represented among the attendees and moderators.
Summary and key points that emerged from the event are attached below.
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