Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Independent People's Tribunal

This seems to have dropped off my radar. About the IPT, Dr. Vandana Shiva says:
“Last year a broad coalition was formed that has worked to put this tribunal together. The IPT will create a dialogue so that the adivasis of India can be brought in the debate. This is the reaction to the lie that Maoists are angry about being left out of India’s economic miracle as promoted by media in our co-citizens that This is not true. They are angry because they are being exploited and they are bearing the price of our development. The areas where the present “Operation Green Hunt” is going on is the most bio-diverse in the country. The sustainable livelihood of the people in the area is should be respected”.

The IPT met in Delhi between the 9th and the 11th of this month. Testimonies and reports are here: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.

I have just begun to read these posts, so (maybe) more soon.

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