[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: [URGENT ALERT | NBA] Government of India Starts Drowning Narmada Valley to celebrate Modi’s Birthday!

Ashish Kothari chikikothari at gmail.com
Fri Sep 15 13:02:33 CEST 2017


Colleagues/friends,

See below URGENT ALERT, and attached an image. Pl. consider sending off 
emails, tweets, and making calls to the people listed below. Sorry for 
cross-posting.

Given below and at this link 
(https://ashishkothari51.blogspot.in/2017/09/drowning-of-narmada-valley-for-pm-modis.html) 
is a sample of what you could send, but perhaps put into your own 
language, and send to as many of those listed below as possible.

Pl don't wait for someone to send you a mail which you can simply sign 
... its important that hundreds or thousands of people write/tweet/call 
individually, on their own or representing their organisations.

I'm sure some of you could also think of dark humour to make the point, 
such as hoping that Prime Minister Modi has a wonderful birthday party 
drowning thousands of people!

ashish


Ashish Kothari
Kalpavriksh
Apt 5 Shree Datta Krupa
908 Deccan Gymkhana
Pune 411004, India
Tel: 91-20-25654239; 91-20-25675450
http://kalpavriksh.org
www.vikalpsangam.org
www.iccaconsortium.org
http://ashishkothari51.blogspot.in/
Twitter: @chikikothari

(Sample letter)

Shri Ramnath Kovind

President of India, New Delhi

15 Sep, 2017

Dear Shri Kovind,

I appeal to you to urgently step in to save the lives and livelihoods of 
tens of thousands of people whose lands and houses are facing imminent 
submergence due to the blatantly illegitimate decision to fill the 
Sardar Sarovar Project reservoir, in a rush to celebrate Prime Minister 
Modi's birthday on 17th Sept. Pl. see the details below. This is a major 
tragedy in the making, hardly worthy of a nation that calls itself the 
world's largest democracy, and a beacon of humanism.

To state some key facts in brief:

* Despite clear evidence of non-completion of rehabilitation measures, 
the process of filling the Sardar Sarovar reservoir has begun;  more 
than 40000 families living in the submergence area are under threat as, 
since yesterday, water level is continuously rising and now reached to 
128.50 meters drowning Rajghat, Nisarpur and other villages. Water level 
is continuously rising after release of large amount of water from 
unfilled dams just to celebrate the Narmada Mahotsav on Modi's birthday.

* A large number of affected families haven’t received the house plots 
and compensation entitled to them, thousands of applications remain 
unheard before the Grievance Redressal Authority (GRA), leaving no 
options to the families but to protest on streets. Many have said they 
will not leave, but rather drown.

* In Gujarat, the Narmada Canals are also not complete, only about 30% 
of the total length of Canal network is complete, which exposes the 
claims of Government to bring water to Kutch and other districts of 
Gujarat. The hurry to complete reservoir filling is unjustified from 
this angle also.

* It is completely illegitimate and callous to fill the reservoir till 
the rehabilitation is complete as per the Narmada Water Disputes 
Tribunal Award (NWDTA), state policy and many court judgments.

We hope you can use your Presidential powers to step in and direct the 
Government to do justice to those being displaced by this project,

thank you,

sincerely,

Ashish

Ashish Kothari
Kalpavriksh
Apt 5 Shree Datta Krupa
908 Deccan Gymkhana
Pune 411004, India
Tel: 91-20-25654239; 91-20-25675450
http://kalpavriksh.org
www.vikalpsangam.org  
www.iccaconsortium.org
http://ashishkothari51.blogspot.in/  
Twitter: @chikikothari





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Subject: 	[URGENT ALERT | NBA] Government of India Starts Drowning 
Narmada Valley to celebrate Modi’s Birthday!
Date: 	Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:14:49 +0530
From: 	napm india <napmindia at gmail.com>
Reply-To: 	NAPM-India+owners at googlegroups.com
To: 	NBA Badwani <nba.badwani at gmail.com>, NAPM Delhi <napmdelhi at gmail.com>



*URGENT ALERT!*

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*Government of India Starts Drowning Narmada Valley to celebrate Modi’s 
Birthday!*

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***Life of more than 40000 families in danger!*


*/- Water Level rises to 128.50 meters, Water enters into Rajghat, 
Nisarpur and other villages./*

*/- Villagers determined, will not vacate house, ready to get drowned./*

*/- People of Narmada Valley declared MP Government Dead for Narmada 
Valley./*

*/- Water released from unfilled reservoirs to fill the Sardar Sarovar, 
murder for celebrating Narmada Mahotsav and dedicating the Dam on Modi's 
birthday is shameful tactics amidst upcoming polls in Gujarat./*

*Badwani, Madhya Pradesh | September 15, 2017:* In an unprecedented turn 
of event, Madhya Pradesh Government coercive measures resulting drowning 
of more than 40000 families living in the submergence area of Sardar 
Sarovar Dam. Since yesterday, water level is continuously rising and now 
reached to 128.50 meters drowning Rajghat, Nisarpur and other villages. 
Water level is continuously rising after release of large amount of 
water from unfilled dams just to celebrate the Narmada Mahotsav on 
Modi's birthday. This is nothing but a shameless show of personal 
obsession by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and disastrous submission by 
Shivraj Singh Chouhan to the dirty politics supported by Gujarat and 
Maharashtra Government. Water being released from other dams to fill the 
Sardar Sarovar, resulting drowning of thousands of families, Houses, 
bridges, Cattles, trees and large tracts of forest and prime 
agricultural land.

A large number of affected families haven’t received the house plots and 
compensation entitled to them, thousands of applications remain unheard 
before the Grievance Redressal Authority (GRA), leaving no options to 
the families but to protest on streets.

In Gujarat, the Narmada Canals is also not complete and only able to 
construct nearly 30% of the total length of Canal network, which exposes 
the claims of Government to bring water to Kutch and other districts of 
Gujarat. This is nothing but a politics of giving false hope to people 
of Gujarat to win elections at the cost of life of lakhs of people of 
Narmada Valley.

This cannot be more shameless act by the elected Government of any 
democratic country. *WE APPEAL TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY TO STAND 
WITH PEOPLE OF NARMADA VALLEY AND CALL OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES* and 
ask them to immediately stop filling Sardar Sarovar dam till the 
rehabilitation is complete as per the Narmada Water Disputes Tribunal 
Award (NWDTA), state policy and many court judgments. Please call to the 
following contact numbers, email them and held them accountable for 
safeguarding the constitutional right of life and livelihood.



Important Contact Details of Authorities and Officials who can avert the 
tragedy are mentioned below:Sriman Shukla (Dhar Collector/Magistrate) 
- +91 7292234702 (Office), +91 7292234701 (Res.)

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Tejaswi S Naik (Barwani Collector) - +917290224001 (Office), +91 
7290224002 (Res)

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Ashok Kumar Verma (Collector, Khargone) - +91 7282223263 (Office), +91 
7282232364 (Res)

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Ganesh Shankar Mishra (Collector, Alirajpur)- +91 7394234400 (Office), 
+91 7394234500 (Res)

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President of India

Shri Ramnath Kovind - presidentofindia at rb.nic.in 
<mailto:presidentofindia at rb.nic.in> - +91 11 23015321 ( Off.), +91 11 
23017290, 23017824 (Fax)

Tweet @rashtrapatibhvnSecretary to President

Sanjay Kothari - secy.president at rb.nic.in 
<mailto:secy.president at rb.nic.in>- +91 11 23013324, +91 11 23014930

Write to Prime Minister of Indiaclick on the link and register your 
grievance http://pgportal.gov.in/pmocitizen/Grievancepmo.aspxTweet 
@narendramodi

Tweet @PMOIndiaPrincipal Secretary to Prime Minister Sh. Nripendra Misra 
- 011 - 23013040Addl. Principal Secretary to Prime MinisterDr. P. K. 
Mishra - 011 - 23014844Ministry of Water Resources

Shri Nitni Gadkari - minister-mowr at nic.in <mailto:minister-mowr at nic.in>, 
egov-mowr at nic.in <mailto:egov-mowr at nic.in>, email at nitingadkari.org 
<mailto:email at nitingadkari.org>- +91 11 23714200,23714663 ( Off.)

+91 11 23710804 (Fax)

Twitter @nitin_gadkari

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate ChangeMinister of State 
(Independent Charge) Shri Dr. Harsh Vardhan - drhrshvardhan at gmail.com 
<mailto:drhrshvardhan at gmail.com>, +91 11 24695136, 24695132 (Off.), +91 
11 24695329 (Fax)Tweet @drharshvardhan

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Hardik Shah, PS to Minister - 
ps2mefcc at gov.in<mailto:ps2mefcc at gov.in>Ministry of Law and 
JusticeMinister Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad - ravis at sansad.nic.in 
<mailto:ravis at sansad.nic.in>, +91 11 23387557, 23386615 (Off.), +91 11 
23384241 (Fax)

Tweet @rsprasadMinistry of Rural DevelopmentMinister Shri Narendra Singh 
Tomar - ns.tomar at sansad.nic.in <mailto:ns.tomar at sansad.nic.in>, +91 11 
23782373, 23782327 (Off.), +91 11 23385876 (Fax)Tweet @nstomar

Ministry of Social Justice and EmpowermentMinister Shri Thaawar Chand 
Gehlot - tc.gehlot at sansad.nic.in <mailto:tc.gehlot at sansad.nic.in>, +91 
11 23381001, 23381390 (Off.), +91 11 23381902 (Fax) Minister of State 
Shri Krishan Pal - +91 11 23072192, 23072193 (Off.), +91 11 23072194 
(Fax)Minister of State Shri Ramdas Bandu Athawale - mos3-msje at gov.in 
<mailto:mos3-msje at gov.in>, +91 11 23381656, 23381657 (Off.), +91 11 
23381669 (Fax)Ministry of Tribal AffairsMinister Shri Jual Oram - 
letters at jualoram.com <mailto:letters at jualoram.com>, +91 11 23388482, 
23381499 (Off.), +91 11 23070577 (Fax)

Tweet @jualoramMadhya Pradesh Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chauhan - 
cm at mp.nic.in <mailto:cm at mp.nic.in> - Office Phone : +91 755 2441581, +91 
755 2441033, Office Fax : +91 755 2441781, Tweet @ChouhanShivrajGujarat 
Chief MinisterShri Vijaybhai R. Rupani - Office Phone : +91 79 
23232611+91 79 23232619, Office Fax : +91 79 23222101Tweet 
@vijayrupanibjpMaharashtra Chief MinisterShri Devendra Fadnavis - 
cm at maharashtra.gov.in <mailto:cm at maharashtra.gov.in> - Office Phone : 
+91 22 22025222, +91 22 22025151, Office Fax : +91 22 22029214, Tweet 
@Dev_Fadnavis

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​National Human Rights Council of India

Send Complaints to National Human Rights Council of India​ at 
cr.nhrc at nic.in <mailto:cr.nhrc at nic.in>

Secretary General / Chief Executive Officer of the Commission - 
sgnhrc at nic.in <mailto:sgnhrc at nic.in>

Director General (Investigation) - dg-nhrc at nic.in <mailto:dg-nhrc at nic.in>

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National Commission for Women in India- ncw at nic.in <mailto:ncw at nic.in>

Complaint Cell - complaintcell-ncw at nic.in <mailto:complaintcell-ncw at nic.in>

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National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Prof. Dr. Rameshankar Katheria (Chairman) - +91 - 24620435, +91 - 24606802

Shri L. Murugan, Vice Chairman - +91 - 24654105, +91 - 24606828

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National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

Shri Nand Kumar Sai, Chairperson - chairperson at ncst.nic.in 
<mailto:chairperson at ncst.nic.in>

Mr. Vinod Kumar Nagvanshi, APS to Chairperson - vnagwanshi7 at gmail.com 
<mailto:vnagwanshi7 at gmail.com>


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