Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Freedom Politics

Indore High Court granted bail to Medha Patkar 15 days after she was arrested

Sabrangindia Staff 24 Aug 2017


The Indore High Court granted bail to Medha Patkar 15 days after she was arrested. The hearing on bail plea of Vijay, Santu and Dhurji will take place tomorrow. In a significant development, Village Bajrikheda joins en mass resignation drive from BJP's membership



 
Indore/Barwani | 23rd August, 2017:  Medha Patkar got bail from the Indore High Court today after she was was denied bail from the Sessions Court. Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has hailed it as a victory against the repressive Madhya Pradesh government which came down heavily on the peaceful protest against forceful eviction and illegal unjust submergence.

Three other oustees, Vijay, Santu and Dhurji, who were jailed along with MedhaPatkar are facing serious charges of 307 and 308. The hearing on their bail application before Indore HC is scheduled for tomorrow. In a significant development that could have further political consequences, outraged with the callousness of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan run BJP government in Madhya Pradesh towards the Narmada oustees, the chief of village Bajrikheda along with other members resigned from the ruling BJP in large numbers. 



 MedhaPatkaris expected to be released tomorrow from Dhar jail where she has spent 15 days. Peaceful protestors along with MedhaPatkar are facing serious criminal charges which arehave been levelled in an arbitrary manner. This was alcearattempt of the government to divert the focus of the movement from the legitimate demands of complete and just rehabilitation of evacuees (as per the NWDT Award and MP Rehabilitation Policy) before the submergence.

The Badwani administration, it is alleged, has also been targeting key activists of NBA by filing cases with false charges against them. 

There is much speculation that the crude anti-people policy of the state of Madhya Pradesh has seriously alienated large villages. This realisation has significantly begun to shake the local support base of BJP which is in power in the state. After the village ofKhapadkheda, the chief of village Bajrikheda BJP along with other villagers resigned in large number from BJP's membership. Both these village falls in Dhar district.



Hundreds of villagers of Kukshi, Badwani, Sondul Patti, and Villages of Manavar (Avalda, Pichhodi, Nisarpur, Gaangli, Ekalvaara, Perkhad, Bagud), one of the affected villages of SSP, gathered for public protest meetings in their villages and havewritten letter to Prime Minister and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh demanding permanent rehabilitation and opposed temporary rehabilitation arrangements. These villagers had earlier also written missives demanding the elease of MedhaPatkar, Durji, Santu and Vijay bhai. 

Indore High Court granted bail to Medha Patkar 15 days after she was arrested



The Indore High Court granted bail to Medha Patkar 15 days after she was arrested. The hearing on bail plea of Vijay, Santu and Dhurji will take place tomorrow. In a significant development, Village Bajrikheda joins en mass resignation drive from BJP's membership



 
Indore/Barwani | 23rd August, 2017:  Medha Patkar got bail from the Indore High Court today after she was was denied bail from the Sessions Court. Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has hailed it as a victory against the repressive Madhya Pradesh government which came down heavily on the peaceful protest against forceful eviction and illegal unjust submergence.

Three other oustees, Vijay, Santu and Dhurji, who were jailed along with MedhaPatkar are facing serious charges of 307 and 308. The hearing on their bail application before Indore HC is scheduled for tomorrow. In a significant development that could have further political consequences, outraged with the callousness of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan run BJP government in Madhya Pradesh towards the Narmada oustees, the chief of village Bajrikheda along with other members resigned from the ruling BJP in large numbers. 



 MedhaPatkaris expected to be released tomorrow from Dhar jail where she has spent 15 days. Peaceful protestors along with MedhaPatkar are facing serious criminal charges which arehave been levelled in an arbitrary manner. This was alcearattempt of the government to divert the focus of the movement from the legitimate demands of complete and just rehabilitation of evacuees (as per the NWDT Award and MP Rehabilitation Policy) before the submergence.

The Badwani administration, it is alleged, has also been targeting key activists of NBA by filing cases with false charges against them. 

There is much speculation that the crude anti-people policy of the state of Madhya Pradesh has seriously alienated large villages. This realisation has significantly begun to shake the local support base of BJP which is in power in the state. After the village ofKhapadkheda, the chief of village Bajrikheda BJP along with other villagers resigned in large number from BJP's membership. Both these village falls in Dhar district.



Hundreds of villagers of Kukshi, Badwani, Sondul Patti, and Villages of Manavar (Avalda, Pichhodi, Nisarpur, Gaangli, Ekalvaara, Perkhad, Bagud), one of the affected villages of SSP, gathered for public protest meetings in their villages and havewritten letter to Prime Minister and Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh demanding permanent rehabilitation and opposed temporary rehabilitation arrangements. These villagers had earlier also written missives demanding the elease of MedhaPatkar, Durji, Santu and Vijay bhai. 

Related Articles

Communalism

Malappuram is not in the Wild West, Madam Maneka Gandhi: Open Letter

This scathing open letter on face book exposes not just the ill-informed rants of the former minister and BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Sultanpur, Maneka Gandhi but challenges her and her party to please enact a law not to use elephants (or cranes) in public gatherings, festivals and processions, which the writer says will get all Kerala’s support

Communalism

Malappuram is not in the Wild West, Madam Maneka Gandhi: Open Letter

This scathing open letter on face book exposes not just the ill-informed rants of the former minister and BJP Member of Parliament (MP) from Sultanpur, Maneka Gandhi but challenges her and her party to please enact a law not to use elephants (or cranes) in public gatherings, festivals and processions, which the writer says will get all Kerala’s support


Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Theme

Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020
hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System

Campaigns

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Videos

Culture

Watch: Sufism and its influence on Indian music

In this SabrangIndia exclusive video, Pandit Anindya Banerjee, classical musician Kallol Ghoshal and folk researcher Niladri Sekhar DasSharma talk about the Influence of Islam on Indian Music and how the Sufis, known for their great love for music and acceptance of many indigenous customs, allowed Syncretism to flourish in Bengal.

Culture

Watch: Sufism and its influence on Indian music

In this SabrangIndia exclusive video, Pandit Anindya Banerjee, classical musician Kallol Ghoshal and folk researcher Niladri Sekhar DasSharma talk about the Influence of Islam on Indian Music and how the Sufis, known for their great love for music and acceptance of many indigenous customs, allowed Syncretism to flourish in Bengal.

Analysis

Delhi HC

Hate Speech and Delhi Pogrom 2020

A spate of provocative speeches, that amount to hate speech in law and should be prosecuted allowed blood letting to spill on the streets of north east Delhi in February-March 2020
hashimpura

Hashimpura Massacre

The Lemmings of Hashimpura
summer

Summer Culture

Our first summer culture bouquet features fiction from Syria and Iraq and poetry and art from Palestine.
khoj

Teaching Without Prejudice

Report of the CABE Committee on 'Regulatory Mechanisms for Textbooks and Parallel Textbooks Taught in Schools Outside the Government System

Archives