Mumbai Jan Sansad on March 4 and 5 at TISS

by ChandniP on Feb 27, 2011      Category: Tags: npsbm




From: Madhuresh Kumar <madhuresh@napm-india.org>


An invitation, Mumbai Jan
SANSAD


Mumbai,
4
th
& 5th March, 2011

Dear
friends,


Zindabad
!


India
today is perhaps facing the worst of the crisis amidst
numerous
scams, rampant corruption in all walks of public life, high
inflation
and an unholy alliance of politicians, business tycoons and
bureaucracy. Each one of us are being affected by this but
those at
the margins of the society the farmers, dalits, adivasis,
working
class populations in the cities and fast growing
metropolises are
feeling the heat much more than a small minority which is
enjoying
the fruits of neo-liberal reforms and contributing to the
ongoing
crisis. From every nook and corner of the country the voices
of
despair, disgust, protest, struggle are calling for complete
transformation of public life and institution of true
people’s
power.


Today
the government, bureaucracy, judiciary and every other
public
institution is under the scanner of people’s power. The
growing
repression on the people’s movements, increasing inequity
and
rising corruption are all a manifestation of the neo-liberal
reforms
and the path of growth obsessed development pursued by the
political
class since 19990s. Our land, water, forests and other
natural
resources are all being now handed over to the corporations
for a
pittance and the government has become their agent
relinquishing its
responsibility towards the working class and marginal
citizens. The
probity in public life today demands the need for creating
an
alliance beyond the current format of the self-centred
political
parties and true representatives of the people’s power.


In
backdrop of this unfolding crisis
Jan
Sansad

is the process aimed at bringing together of struggling
masses, their
concerns, establishment of the people’s power and paving the
way
for complete transformation of public life. The Jan Sansad
will be
joined by the representatives of the communities in struggle
from
across the country, intellectuals and other professionals
who have
stood by the struggle of masses for their right to
livelihood and
protection of natural resources and for people's development
and
representatives from different ward sabhas. It will be
witnessed by
thousands of people who will converge from different bastis
from
Mumbai, other cities and struggle areas. After presentation
on each
of the themes it will be debated by the members of the
Sansad and
action plans formulated for action in the times to come by
the
movements and communities who are struggling to build a
better world
and habitable and equitable cities.


Mumbai
Jan Sansad will be held on March 4, 5 at Tata Institute of
Social
Sciences and hosted by Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan and
National
Alliance of People's Movements at the Tata Institute of
Social
Sciences.
This
session is being held in the city where a strong movement
against
uprooting of slum dwellers; land grab by city development
authority
and mafia builder lobby; and for housing rights of the
working class
is going on.


Jan
Sansad will also focus on the issues of equity and
accessibility to
the resources like food, water, housing, employment, health,
education for everyone who lives in the city and not for few
who
pocket the maximum resources. A blueprint for modern cities
will be
evolved which will secure dignity for everyone and not at
the cost of
livelihoods of those who build and run the city – the
working
class. Lavasa and Adarsh Society can't be the future of
cities and
urbanisation in a country where 70 percent of people still
live in
villages and survive on less than a dollar a day.


We
do hope you will be able to join us for this important
session of the
Jan Sansad and help us take another step forward in our
collective
struggle towards total transformation and for creating a
better
country and world. After two days of discussion, on March 6
th
some of the Jan Sansad members will visit Jaitapur in the
nearby
district of Ratnagiri where a strong movement against
10,000MV
Nuclear Power Plant is going on. You are invited to join us
for the
Jaitapur visit too and so please make necessary bookings
accordingly.


Date:

March

4-5, 2011 [Friday - Saturday]

Venue:

Tata

Institute of Social Sciences, Deonar, Mumbai.
Nearest local train station is Govandi.

Contact:

Suniti

S R 9423571784 | Simpreet Singh:
9969363065 | Vivek Pandit: 9324544548 | Madhuresh Kumar: 9818905316

For
details please phone us or write to us at
napm@napm-india.org
or
gbgbandolan@gmail.com
or
medha.narmada@gmail.com
Fax : 020 2425 1404



In
Solidarity,

Simpreet
Singh, Vivek Pandit, Sumit Wajale , Madhuri Variyath,
Pervin
Jehangir, Prerna Gaikwad, Santosh Thorat, Umar Bhai,
Santosh
Daundkar, Edel Morena, Mohan Chauhan, Medha Patkar, &
all others
from Mumbai Organising Committee.

Mumbai
JAN
SANSAD OFFICE:

National
Alliance of People’s Movements, 29-30, Haji Habib
Building, Wing
‘A’, Naigaon Cross Lane, Dadar East, Mumbai – 400 014


Working
Committee Members


Medha
Patkar
,
NAPM;
Dr.
Banwari Lal Sharma
,
Azadi Bachao Andolan;
Dr.
B.D. Sharma
,
Bharat Jan Andolan;
Swami
Agnivesh
,
Bandhua Mukti Morcha;
Dr.
Sandeep Pandey
,
NAPM;
Arvind
Kejariwal
,
Parivartan;
Ulka
Mahajan
,
Sarvahara Jan Andolan;
Ashok
Chowdhary
,
NFFPFW;
Alok
Agrawal
,
Narmada Bachao Andolan;
Radha
Bhatt
,
Gandhi peace Foundation;
Dr.
Shamsher Singh Bisht
,
Uttarakhand Vahini;
Gautam
Bandopadhyay
,
Nadi Ghati Morcha; NAPM,
Rajeev
Lochan Shah
,
Uttarakhand;
Prof.
Rajendra Chowdhary
,
Haryana;
Lingraj,
Samajwadi Jan Parishad;
Janak
lal Thakur
,
Chattisgarh Mukti Morcha;
Vivekanand
Mathne
,
Sarv Seva Sangh;
Madhuresh
Kumar
,
NAPM and others.


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