Peasant movement leaders have been arrested enmass across Chhattisgarh since yesterday night. The government of Chhattisgarh is scared that peasants and farmers have been raising the voice of farmers suicide, issues of compensation of crop loss, bonus and other issues. Instead of resolving the problem the government is engaged in an enmass action against the leaders of such movement. The movement includes leaders and members of all political parties except the ruling party BJP.
Today a mass dharna was planned im Raipur and it was tried to disperse the dharna by declaring section 144 at the dharna stal in Raipur. Further barricade were set in all the district headquarters and on all the road routes reaching Raipur. Further trains toward Raipur were also raised to conduct the arrest.
Those arrested includes Adivasi leader Arvind Netam, Socialist thinker Anand Mishra CMM leaders Janaklal Thakur, Ramakant Banjare; AAP leaders Dr. Sanket Thakur, Durga Jha, Uttam Jaiswal; CPI(ML) Red Star leader Tejram Vidrohi; CPI(M) leader Sanjay Parate; PUCL State President Dr. Lakhan Singh; CBA leader Alok Shukla. Apart from these nearly 200 leaders have been arrested in different districts of the state.
Chhattisgarh Nagrik Sanyukt Sangarsh Samiti (CNSSS) strongly condemn this action of the government and demands for immediate and unconditional release of all those arrested.
Dr. Goldy M George, Convenor, CNSSS