PUBLIC HEARING IN SHAKARGARH

Land related issues have been popping up larger than ever in the state of Uttar Pradesh of India. Several civil society organizations have come together to join hands with Jan Satyagraha and raise peoples voices at the National platform. PV Rajagopal visits shankargarh on 12th of july to be with scores of tribal women sharing their land griefs in the region. The process adopted was of public hearing where women could come at front and share their grievances. Several cases of land exploitation have been documented during this exercise which will be compiled along and included in the base documents for JS2012. Rajagopal says ‘so many issues, so less ears, where are we heading in the challenge to survival, women cry and share their stories, i am taken aback’.

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