Delhi Solidarity Group - Thu, 03/05/2009 - 06:43
Ms. Shamim Modi, the well known social and political activist of the Shramik Adivasi Sangathan in Harda, Madhya Pradesh. She was arrested on 10 February following an ultimatum by the industries association demanding her arrest. She has been involved in the struggle of the saw mill workers and the hammals (kulies) who have been denied the minimal legal entitlements. She and her husband Anurag Modi have been involved in carrying a crusade against the nexus between politicians and forest mafia. She also contested the recent assembly election.
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In protest of Shamim’s arrest all the labour union belonging to Harda, Khirkiya, Timarni, Sirali and Rhatgaon Krishi Upaj Mandi in Harda district, Railway Mal Godam union, ware house union, saw mill union belonging to 60 saw mill in the Harda city are went on the day’s strike on 12 February and took out a big rally at Harda. . From 13 the saw mill union has went on indefinite strike and started a sit in at Harda demanding implementation of labour laws and opposing Shamim’s arrest. In Delhi there was a protest outside Madhya Pradesh Bhavan twice on 27 February and on 3 March 2009.
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