J. Venkatesan

NEW DELHI: The Madhya Pradesh Government on Wednesday accused the Centre of filing a partisan affidavit to mislead the Supreme Court over the issue of canal work for the Indira Sagar and Omkareshwar dam projects.

J. Venkatesan

CHENNAI: Renowned social activist Medha Patkar on Friday slammed the Tamil Nadu government

Wednesday's incident in which local tribals in Naxalite infested Dantewada threw rotten eggs and tomatoes at Narmada Bachao Andolan chief Medha Patkar and Magsaysay award winner Sandeep Pande for their alleged nexus with the Maoists was the surest indication that NGOs and human right bodies poking their noses in the insurgency hit areas of Bastar are no longer seen in a favourable light.

Renowned anti-dam activist Medha Patkar has said that the water dispute tribunals are mere political processes.

Narmada Bachao Andolan activist Medha Patkar lent her support to the cause of providing space to cyclists and other poor people who can ill afford private transport by demanding that the original design of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) be retained in all such corridors coming up in the city.

'The Constitution which framed the Right to Information (RTI) Act also constituted the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) under the nose of democracy, thereby violating the basic human rights of the less privileged class,' said noted activist Medha Patkar from the National Alliance of People

What is called the Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in true sense, stands for Special Exploitation Zone and it is not in consonance with the spirit of democracy, said activist Medha Patkar.

SOON, SOCIAL AUDIT OF SEZS IN THE STATE: PATKARSOCIAL activist Medha Patkar termed the SEZ (Special Economic Zone) Act as the special exploitation act, during her visit to Chennai, on Thursday.