Malana villagers beaten up by police protesting against power company

Kullu: It was Malana villagers who faced the wreath of the khakhi when protesting against the company building the 100-megawatt Malana II project in the Parvati valley in Kullu district in Himachal Pradesh.

As per reports the scores were injured and 10 people taken into custody when police resorted to lathi charge at Malana village on Sunday.

The company, EPP Ltd had promised the villagers last year to construct roads, irrigation channels, hospital, drinking water facility but allegedly failed to provide funds for any of these for the past one year. The villagers had been protesting against the company for the past week. 30 people were reported to be injured in the lathi charge.

The incident once again has highlighted the long held suspicion that state government is brutally crushing any opposition to the power companies and is acting against it’s very own people to serve the interests of these companies.

The track record of power companies in the state remains dismissal in providing compensation and facilities to the local people.

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2 Responses to "Malana villagers beaten up by police protesting against power company"

  1. Deepak Thakur   September 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    What a shame and mockery of citizens’ civil & political rights. This brutality of the BJP Government is nothing new. In 1991 the same BJP Government under Shanta Kumar, the then Chief Minister of HP was responsible for the deaths of 3 innocent young men in Kotgarh, District Shimla when people had gathered for a rally to request the State Government to enhance the MSP for apples that year and Shanta Kumar ordered the police to open fire on innocent and unarmed people at a peaceful rally to pressurise the public to give up support for this peoples movement. The State Government not only brutally murdered the 3 young & unarmed men but also beat up and illegally detained hundreds of other rallyists, including women, in Bhekalti and in Shimla. All these facts are well-known & not necessary to repeat. But we have to remember that the BJP Government is heavy handed and totalitarian in outlook, particularly when it comes to people of Northern and Eastern parts of HP. What a shame.

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  2. Deepak Thakur   September 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    What a shame and mockery of citizens’ civil & political rights. This brutality of the BJP Government is nothing new. In 1991 the same BJP Government under Shanta Kumar, the then Chief Minister of HP was responsible for the deaths of 3 innocent young men in Kotgarh, District Shimla when people had gathered for a rally to request the State Government to enhance the MSP for apples that year and Shanta Kumar ordered the police to open fire on innocent and unarmed people at a peaceful rally to pressurise the public to give up support for this peoples movement. The State Government not only brutally murdered the 3 young & unarmed men but also beat up and illegally detained hundreds of other rallyists, including women, in Bhekalti and in Shimla. All these facts are well-known & not necessary to repeat. But we have to remember that the BJP Government is heavy handed and totalitarian in outlook, particularly when it comes to people of Northern and Eastern parts of HP. What a shame.

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