Friday, December 01, 2006

Update : Demolition Averted on 26th November

From: Navneet at Digantar
Sent: Wednesday, November 29, 2006 3:10 AM
Subject: Update on Bandhyali

Dear Friends,

As you all know that JDA planned to knock down the school on Sunday morning, 26th November 2006. But after a long campaign and meeting people we managed to save the School for to days. We met District Magistrate, Joint Development Commissioner, Ex-Chief Minister Sri Ashok Gahlot, and JDA Commissioner but they expressed their powerlessness. We tried to Contact Ms. Sumitra Singh Ji, Speaker of Rajasthan Vidhansabha and she responded positively and managed to stop the demolition. The District Magistrate new the case and he was also aware about the facts regarding the discriminatory rates of the land. He also told us that the case has been sent to the government for reconsideration.

At 6:30 in the morning on Sunday, students of the school, members of the community, several representatives of various organizations, individuals and media persons gathered there at school on our alarm. All of us were there to protest peacefully against the JDA’s action but when we came to know that JDA has postponed his action, people gathered there organized a meeting. Finally it was decided to have a demonstration in the city under the banner of Bandhyali Bachao Samiti. We will inform you regarding the date and all later.

On 27th November, our case was to be heard in the High Court. But we didn’t get opportunity to be heard. Now the next date is 30th November. We hope to get relief from there.

Navneet Bedar
Todi Ramjani pura,
0141-2750230,2750310 Fax- 01412751268 (Office)