THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER

http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. http://youtu.be/NrcmNEjaN8c Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/indias-cabinet-passes-food-security-law/

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICAL OF BAMCEF LEADERSHIP

[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]

THE HIMALAYAN DISASTER: TRANSNATIONAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT MECHANISM A MUST

We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas. http://youtu.be/7IzWUpRECJM

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS LASHES OUT KATHMANDU INT'L 'MULVASI' CONFERENCE

अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।' http://youtu.be/j8GXlmSBbbk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS BLASTS INDIANS THAT CLAIM BUDDHA WAS BORN IN INDIA

THE HIMALAYAN VOICE: PALASH BISWAS DISCUSSES RAM MANDIR

Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77cZuBunAGk

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALSH BISWAS FLAYS SOUTH ASIAN GOVERNM

Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia. http://youtu.be/lD2_V7CB2Is

Palash Biswas on BAMCEF UNIFICATION!

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS ON NEPALI SENTIMENT, GORKHALAND, KUMAON AND GARHWAL ETC.and BAMCEF UNIFICATION! Published on Mar 19, 2013 The Himalayan Voice Cambridge, Massachusetts United States of America

BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE 7

Published on 10 Mar 2013 ALL INDIA BAMCEF UNIFICATION CONFERENCE HELD AT Dr.B. R. AMBEDKAR BHAVAN,DADAR,MUMBAI ON 2ND AND 3RD MARCH 2013. Mr.PALASH BISWAS (JOURNALIST -KOLKATA) DELIVERING HER SPEECH. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLL-n6MrcoM http://youtu.be/oLL-n6MrcoM

Imminent Massive earthquake in the Himalayas

THE HIMALAYAN TALK: PALASH BISWAS CRITICIZES GOVT FOR WORLD`S BIGGEST BLACK OUT

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Palash Biswas on Citizenship Amendment Act

Mr. PALASH BISWAS DELIVERING SPEECH AT BAMCEF PROGRAM AT NAGPUR ON 17 & 18 SEPTEMBER 2003 Sub:- CITIZENSHIP AMENDMENT ACT 2003 http://youtu.be/zGDfsLzxTXo

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bhim Yatra- Day 50;"All we want is to live in dignity and we will not allow our children to ever do this work" - Nagamma (liberated manual scavenger)

Bhim Yatra- Day 50



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Day:   50

Date:  28th January 2016

Place: Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

 

Report:

 

"There are so many manual scavengers in this town and so many different forms of manual scavenging. When will this government give us rehabilitation to live in dignity" - Narayanamma (manual scavenger liberated in 2001)

"All we want is to live in dignity and we will not allow our children to ever do this work" - Nagamma (liberated manual scavenger) 

 

The bus had halted for the night in Ambedkar Nagar of Anantapur town in Anantapur district. On 28th morning, the Yatris sat down with the safaikarmacharis to discuss and plan the yatra in Anantapur town. Narayanamma (the first manual scavenger liberated by SKA who used to clean a public toilet of 600 dry latrines every day), Kulaippa, Devamma, Kulaiamma, Nagamma, Subash, Peddakka, Susheelamma, and many other liberated manual scavengers gathered for this discussion. After making the plan everyone boarded the bus and moved to Ambedkar circle. The liberated women garlanded the statue of Ambedkar and after shouting slogans in honor of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, more than 1200 people gathered and started the rally with banners, flags and placards. Shouting slogans, singing songs and with drum beats the 1200 strong crowd marched 2 kms  to the collector's office. 

 

"Swatantra Barathamlo Paaki Pani Sikku Sikku" (Shame shame manual scavenging in independant India) 

"Punnarvasam ventene Kalugandi" (We want our rehabilitation today)

 

When the rally reached the collectors office and demanded to meet the collector. A large battalion of police stopped the safaikarmacharis and did not allow us to enter. They said "Collector is out for a peace meeting and so cannot meet. Wait inside your tent till she comes back. We will call you and then about  10 of you can go and meet him" We refused to budge and sat at the gate of the collectors office. The sun was very hot and we sat there without any shade for two hours shouting slogans and beating drums. Many safaikarmacharis and community leaders spoke to the crowd at that time using loud speakers. We spoke about the yatra, its purpose, stop killing us, 2013 manual scavenging prohibition Act, Supreme Court judgment and the culmination event on 13th April. Finally at 12.30 PM the DRO came out to meet us. We demanded to him to give rehabilitation and 40,000 compensation to all the 850 manual scavengers identified in Anantapur district by SKA. He agreed that we had met the collector many times to hand over the list and petition since March 2015 and on 16.11 2015 also. We showed him copies of memorandums submitted. He immediately called the Joint collector and asked him to issue show cause notice to all the municipalities and gram panchayats.  Mr. Ram Naik ED of SC Corporation also came and met us. He also agreed that the government must not waste any more time to start the rehabilitation process. He said that he will ensure that all rehabilitation is given in a weeks time. After this we went back to our tent in front of the collectors office and shouted slogans and beat our dreams for a long time. Then everyone boarded the bus and went back to Ambedkar nagar. We rallied through all the streets of Ambedkar nagar, The community gave us dinner and we spent the night there. 

 

 

 

  

 


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