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  • The Rallying Cry for Revolution in Mahan

    Blogpost by Sridevi Padmanabhan - June 3, 2014 at 17:10

    03 June 2014

    At a meeting in Mahan


    It is late evening in Uttar tolah (neighbourhood) in Amelia village. The sun begins its descent over the green hills and the lights of the closed Essar plant twinkle faintly in the distance. There is a tangible buzz in the air as mats, dhurr... Read more >

  • It's not over till it's over!

    Blogpost by Emma Gibson - May 29, 2014 at 16:47

    29 May 2014

    Photo Credit: Vinit


    They call this part of northern India the Badlands because it's renowned for its lawlessness. It certainly feels like the wild west and instead of the gold rush, it's a coal rush with companies like British-listed Essar making this area feel... Read more >

  • Bechanlalji’s peaceful protest continues even behind bars

    Blogpost by Sanchita Mahajan - May 22, 2014 at 16:28

    I had first met Bechanlalji in Delhi, last July. He has always been an excellent orator and a great leader. People listen to him, when he stands up to speak. Not that they don't for the others, but his aura was different - he was charismatic. He gives... Read more >

  • Not just India, now the world is becoming Mahan

    Blogpost by Sanchita Mahajan - May 16, 2014 at 13:54

    16 May 2014

    Peaceful Forest Protest in India © Greenpeace


    We rushed to Mahan, as soon as we heard of the arrests of our fellow activists. Three of them - Akshay, Vinit and Vijay Shankarji were granted bail, albeit for a crime they did not commit - but Bechanlalji still continues his fight from the ... Read more >

  • Forty hours in jail for Mahan’s forests, its people and their rights

    Blogpost by Akshay Gupta - May 13, 2014 at 17:29

    13 May 2014

    Akshay Gupta with other two activists on May 8.


    After spending forty hours in jail and judicial custody, I came out feeling even more motivated and determined to continue this struggle to save forests. Bechanlalji is still in custody and getting him out is our first priority. We can't be ... Read more >

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