[Reader-list] tragic murder of Sarita and Mahesh in Gaya and response to it

diya at sarai.net diya at sarai.net
Tue Jan 27 22:08:31 IST 2004



Dear friends,

Most of you must have heard that Sarita and Mahesh, two activists working
on  land issues in Gaya (Bihar), have been shot dead "by the local land
mafia  with the support of the RJD MLA" (I am quoting a message received
from  Biraj). We cannot let this go. Protests are being organised in Patna
on 31  January and in Delhi on 1 February. Please spread the word and
mobilise  widely.

The contact person in Delhi is Apoorvanand (apoorvanand at rediffmail.com,
tel  2649 5976). I have also asked Vivek (vivekdse at vsnl.net, tel 3091
7116) to  start a temporary e-group to facilitate the mobilisation
efforts. Further  info will be circulated through that e-group a.s.a.p.

We share the grief of Sarita and Mahesh's family and friends, especially 
Pushpendra (Sarita's husband) who is a dear friend of many of us, as was 

Jean Dreze

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