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Sea of farmers gather in front of DC office to protest against the government

Mangaluru: Opposing the Land Acquisition bill, Kumaradhara hydro-power project, Thumbe dam expansion and imposition of criminal and civil cases on farmers to recover debts, the farmers staged a protest on Tuesday August 4 in front of the DC office.
Addressing the protesters, Kodihalli Chandrashekhar, the president of Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha and Hasiru Sene said, the central and the state government is plaing with the lives of the farmers. Bank officials are visiting our houses and threatening to auction our properties if we fail to clear the loans.

He also told farmers that if a banker comes to your house, tie him to a tree. The farmers staged a sit-in as the police rejected the demand of the farmers to allow them to submit a memorandum to deputy commisioner A.B Ibrahim.

Additional DC Sadashiva came to the spot and listened to their problems, and said that DC Ibrahim had gone to Kannur to inspect the water pipeline work. But the protestors were not convinced and demanded that that the come to the spot. Soon, DC Ibrahim returned from Kannur and listened to the farmers' problems.

A memorandum was submitted to the DC on this occasion.

Dhanakeerthi Balipa, district vice-president of KRRS, B Shreedhar Shetty, working president and others were present.

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Agrigold agents, customers protest in front of DC office

Mangaluru: Agents and customers of Agrigold India,  a micro finance company staged a protest rally from the office of the Agrigold in the city to DC office on Monday May 4 demanding to return the money of the customers.

The company has stopped it’s all financial transactions six months back. The amount paid by the customers is being held up by the company accused protesters.

Protesters demanded the authorities to take strict action against the firm and help them in getting their money back.






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Endosalphon victims demand for justice

Mangaluru: Anti Endo fighting committee staged a protest in Mangaluru demanding the enforcement of the court order and to release the pension assured for Endo victims, in front of the DC office.

BJP leader Monappa Bandari addressed the protestors and said that, all the parties who have ruled the state have neglected the Endo victims. The welfare schemes that were taken in the term of BJP government are dropped by congress.  The government has no ethics to remain in power. The demands of the victims must be fulfilled unless they will put gherao on Vidhan Saudha he warned.

He added that the present condition of the victims is due the government by then. BJP will join its hand with the victims for justice.

President of the committee Shridhar Gowda asked to release nutritious food to the victims at the earliest, Kokkada primary health center construction must be started, 5 lack rupees must be released as permanent compensation and every month medical camp must be conducted to identify the victims he demanded.
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Candle light march against sexual assault on a nursery girl

Candle light march against sexual assault on a nursery girl

Mangaluru:  On Saturday eve, thousands of people staged a protest with candle lights in hand in front of the DC office against the alleged rape on a nursery girl.

Men, Women, Children, elderly people of all cast and creed participated in the protest.

Nandagopal addressed the agitators and said that, incidents of sexual assault in our own city, has made us put our heads down with shame.

Renny D’souza bashed that any action has not taken against the school to which the accused bus driver belonged. Also warned that this is just a beginning if proper actions are not taken then furious protest will be demonstrated.

Manjula, Vidya, Dinakar, Nandagopal, Umar U.H led the agitators.

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‘Kodapana Chaluvali’: against Yettinahole project

Mangaluru: ‘Kodapana Chaluvali’( agitation using metal pots) was demonstrated in the city today.the demonstration was held against the Yettinahole project. Agitators accused that without listing to people, without taking any report and without conducting studies all at once one sided implementation of the project has been done which is unacceptable.

The agitation was led in the leadership by Sahyadri Samrakshana Sanchaya. Dinesh Holla addressed the protestors and said that Netravati diversion project or yettinahole project are very harmful. The government has no sense that Western Ghats are highly sensitive areas and is ready to implement the project and he opposed the project.

On 22nd, World Water Day, he said that they will demonstrate a kodapana chaluvali in front of DC office.

They warned that if the project is not dropped then bandh will be called  in the district and massive protest will be staged.
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Construction workers protest led by CIT

Mangaluru:On the occasion of all India protest day, asking to fulfill various demands of the Union, the CIT massive protest demonstration was led by the construction workers in front of DC office.

Protesters demanded to fulfill their necessities. Law has given many facilities to construction workers but none of them are getting the benefits. They accused that officers and state government’s irresponsibility towards these construction workers have deprived them their facilities.

CIT leaders Sunil Kumar Bajal, B.M.Bhat, Lingappa Nanturu, Vasanth Achar and members of the association were present

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Protest against Land Ordinance by CPI(M)

Mangaluru:Communist Party of India (Marxist), led by the party’s Lok Sabha member from Tripura (East) Jitendra Chaudhury, took out a jatha and burnt a copy of the ordinance on land acquisition promulgated by the Narendra Modi government “to favour the corporates.”

Mr. Chaudhury told a public meeting earlier that the ordinance had to be opposed as it would affect the livelihoods of the peasantry by taking away their lands at a time when they needed more land to protect their livelihood.

The ordinance took away all the safeguards of the amendments introduced by the previous government such as seeking ensuring consent by majority of the farmers’ families losing land for projects.

Mr. Chaudhury also sought the formation of a new committee of experts and engaging with local people and adivasis – whom he described as natural custodians of the environment – to evolve a wide-based alternative strategy to manage the environment. He sought withdrawal of the Kasturirangan report.

He also assailed the proposed Environment Law Management Act, which he said would repeal many other Acts including the Forest Rights Act, 2005 that had granted certain rights to forest dwellers.

He alleged that the governments had been adopting a double standard on the issue. While on the one hand they spoke about protecting environment through plans such as the ones on the Western Ghats, on the other hand they (both the BJP and previous UPA governments) were diluting provisions of the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972, and Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980, he said.

For example, the Forest Rights Act allowed allotment of up to four hectares of land for forest dwellers, but this was being diluted.

He urged people to come together against such actions and compel the Government against it.
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Tulunadu Rakshana Vedike protest against Nethravathy river diversion project

Mangaluru: A protest was held in front of the DC office here on Monday January 19 by Tulunada Rakshana Vedike demanding the completion of Varahi project as early as possible.

The protesters were holding the banners that carried the slogans “Give water in Varahi-Leave Nethravathy to us”. The protesters demanded the quick completion of the Varahi project and drop the Nethravathy diversion project.

Speaking on the occasion MG Hegde, leader of Tulunadu Rakshana Vedike said, “60% of the cash allotted for Varahi project has been looted by the corrupt officers. But there is still no water in Varahi. The nation which has reached Mars planet hasn’t got the capable officers and MPs to build a dam across a river. Nethravathy river diversion project will also have the same ending. Only the empty pipes will reach Kolara in the end”.

Yogish Shetty Jeppu and other leaders of the organisation and activists were present.
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