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The People of Mahan Have Prevailed

Feature story | July 23, 2014 at 17:27

The oft-repeated quote by Mahatma Gandhi, "First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they attack you. Then you win," is extraordinarily apt for the heartening news for people's power in Mahan.

Greenpeace urges fair and transparent vote on protection of India’s Mahan forest

Press release | August 18, 2014 at 11:57

Amsterdam, 18 August 2014: Greenpeace International today joined Greenpeace India's call for Indian authorities to protect democracy and ensure a fair and transparent village council vote in the Mahan forest, over a proposed coal mine...

‘Systematic clampdown on People’s Movements Unacceptable’: MSS

Press release | August 5, 2014 at 12:55

August 5, 2014, Bhopal: Mahan Sangharsh Samiti[1] (MSS) supported by prominent members of other social movements today urged the government of Madhya Pradesh to end the systematic clampdown of the movement against Essar and Hindalco's proposed...

Crackdown on Forest Rights Activists Intensifies

Press release | July 31, 2014 at 9:33

July 30 2014, Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh: The police in Singrauli have stooped to a new low, according to Greenpeace. Barely two months after four forest rights activists were arrested from Greenpeace's Waidhan office local police officials once...

All You Wanted To Know About The Gram Sabha

Blog entry by Sridevi Padmanabhan | July 31, 2014

What is a Gram Sabha? The Gram Sabha (elected every five years) is a meeting of all adults who live in the area covered by a panchayat. Anyone who is 18 years old or more and who has the right to vote is a member of the Gram Sabha.

People in Mahan fight for their rights

Blog entry by Rina D'Souza | March 7, 2013

Mahan, Singrauli, Waidhan.....these were names thrown at me even before I joined Greenpeace. All I knew was that there is a forest in eastern MadhyaPradesh and we were to set off hot air balloons and actor Abhay Deol was to be a part...

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