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Mumbai's Mahul residents protesting against industrial pollution arrested

By Our Representative
Mumbai's 100 Mahul residents, protesting at Tilak Nagar, Ambedkar Nagar, were picked up by Mumbai Police at 11:30 am on Monday. Following the development, Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan (GBGBA), which has been taking up their cause, said, "While the Maharashtra government has not fulfilled any of its demands till now, it has ordered their arrest and trying to subvert people's voices. More than 100 deaths of residents have already happened due to inhabitable circumstances and critical level of industrial pollution in Mahul."
It added, "This is nothing less than the attempt to dismantle the movement fighting for right to life. The state government must stop the genocide of Mahul residents."
In a recent order the Bombay High Court gave judgement in favour of Mahaul residents. The High Court declared the conditions inhabitable for living and asked the government to compensate for faulty resettlement and provide proper rehabilitation. Mahul residents are still waiting for the implementation of the order and proper rehabilitation.
Appealing for support, GBGBA has asked Mumbai residents to pressurize the government to release those detained. The appeal asks citizens to make calls, write emails to the concerned authorities and demand the release of Mahul residents by phoning up Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, Commissioner of Police   and Deven Bharti,  Joint Commissioner of Police.

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