Saturday, September 09, 2017

Agitation to seek removal of Gir buffer zone

Agitation to seek removal of Gir buffer zone

Ahmedabad: The Jan Adhikhar Manch has decided to launch a state-wide campaign to press for their demand to remove the eco-sensitive zone restrictions for areas around Sasan Gir, increase in remuneration for Asha workers and minimum support price for various crops.

Speaking to reporters, Pravin Nakum, office bearer of the manch, said Pravin Ram and other Asha workers have been agitating in Talala for the last 30 days and the government has not sent any representative or made any efforts to hear their issues.

The organization has decided now to launch an agitation across the state. In the first phase it will give memorandum to the government to press for their demand, and if they fail to give a satisfactory reply, the manch will give launch an agitation on the ground, Nakum said.

He said the manch already had its organization set up in 2,000 villages. It has decided that if the government failed to solve the issues, then it will ask its supporters to vote against BJP in the 2017 assembly elections.

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