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Govt gets tough with anti-dam agitators

So much for a state government that listens to its people

Environmentalists and locals who are in the forefront of the anti-dam agitation in Agustmuni continue to be harassed by the government machinery, members of the Uttarakhand Nadi Bachao Andolan (UNBA) have charged.

“As if the illegal arrests of Sushila Bhandari and Jagmohan were not enough, the government is now adopting strong arm tactics to break the resistance of the agitators who have been organising peaceful sit-ins,” said Prof JP Pachauri, member of the UNBA at a press conference today. [more]