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NAPM's Puri biennial meet in November to discuss Narmada, Kashmir, UAPA, FRA

By Our Representative
The National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) has announced it would be holding its 12th biennial conference of national coordination at Jagannath Puri, Odisha, on November 23-25, and the issues to be discussed would include the struggle of the Narmada dam oustees, implementation of the Forest Rights Act, amendment to the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, and the situation in Kashmir.
An NAPM statement, announcing the decision to hold the conference, said, other issues to be discussed included attempts to displace the oustees settled because of the Bargi dam in the name of the Chutka nuclear plant, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating another riverine project on Ganga in Bihar “bypassing” environmental and social norms, and propaganda to instill fear among the people in the name of terrorism.
Meanwhile, the statement said, the government is hiding the important question of declining economy, even as seeking to look at every issues from a communal, Hindu-Muslim angle. The three-day conference will discuss environment, political options, electoral reforms, energy, land and forest rights, labour law, communalism, casteism, etc.

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