Nuvem locals protest VP’s inaction
HERALD REPORTER/JAN 31, 2009
Residents of Nuvem under the banner of Pateapur Lokhacho Ekvott on Saturday morning held a demonstration outside the Nuvem Panchayat Ghar protesting inaction against mega housing project.
Armed with black flags and placards, the activists shouted slogans against the authorities for the failure to stop the mega housing project at Pateapur and vowed to continue the agitation.
An activist Joanna Ferrao told Herald that the people are protesting against the inaction by the Nuvem Panchayat against the project. She lamented that neither the panchayat body nor the police has replied to their representation made against the housing project.
She accused the panchayat body for issuing stop work order notice on the project without issuing the show cause notice. “The order has gone in favour of the builder because the panchayat did not follow the right procedure”, he said and asserted that the battle against the project will not stop till the project is scrapped.
“The people are opposed to the project. We don’t need drugs and nude people at Pateapur”, remarked another activist.
Terming the mega housing project as one promoted by outsiders, Joanna warned that Scheduled Tribes people will come out on the streets and scrap the project.
She disclosed plans to protest not just against the panchayat body, but against the Town and Country Planning Department as well.