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Odisha: Thousands of land grab protesters attacked by security thugs

Posted by redpines on March 2, 2012

The following joint statement has been circulating online. It details mass repression against unarmed demonstrators perpetrated by private security forces of the Jindal steel plant, owned by one of India’s richest families. On January 25, thousands were protesting to demand the compensation that had been promised to them (by both the O.P. Jindal Group and the government of Odisha) for the land stolen to build the plant. Hundreds have been reported wounded and hospitalized. The masses in this region, part of the “Red Corridor” of revolutionary power in central India, have also been facing the brunt of terroristic repression by the state police forces and paramilitary groups during the anti-Maoist Operation Green Hunt. Thanks to Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression. [Introduction by Joe]

Brutal Corporate Attack on Peaceful Protesters in Odisha

February 6, 2012

We are extremely shocked and distressed over the barbaric inhuman violence on peaceful protesters especially woman by the security guards and hired goons of Jindal steel plant in Angul, Odisha.  There has been series of attacks on unarmed peaceful protesters against forcibly land grab all over Odisha.  On 25th January 2012 when the entire Nation was gearing up for the Republic day celebrations and the Indian ruling classes, the big business and the corporate media was busy trumpeting the arrival of India major economical power house these recurring brutal violence by the corporate goons on mass movements in ODISHA exposes the hollowness of our rulers claim of India being the world largest democracy. Read the rest of this entry »

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