Statehood activists threaten economic blockade from Dec 16

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Ranchi: The Jharkhand Andolankari Sangharsh Morcha (JASM), an outfit of the activists who fought for the creation of the state, on Saturday announced a two-day economic blockade from December 16 in support of their long pending demands.The founder and secretary of the JASM, Pushkar Mahto, said all vehicles, barring those that are plied under emergency services, should not run during the stir.We appeal to all groups and outfits to join hands for the cause of scores of activists who played a role during the statehood movement and to ensure the states pride (Asmita), he added.Pushkar said they have been demanding a monthly honorarium of Rs 50,000 to each of the identified statehood movement activists, the implementation of the Samta judgement, 26% royalty on mining resources, among others.While 23 years have passed since the formation of Jharkhand, most of those who toiled hard with their sweat and resources for a separate state are living in neglect as successive governments failed to provide them with a respectful livelihood. The economic blockade will decide our future course of action, he warned.The JASM secretary said malnutrition, poverty, and backwardness continue to persist in hinterlands, specially in the Adivasi-dominated areas, irrespective of the party in power since the year 2000, when Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar.We also published the following articles recently2 get life term for killing activist who moved HC on sand miningA father-son duo were sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a social activist who opposed illegal sand mining on the Yamuna riverbanks. The victims son filed a complaint, accusing the duo and their sons of the murder. The victim was killed for filing a petition against illegal sand mining. Witnesses testified against the accused, and medical evidence supported the conviction. The court convicted the duo for murder and house trespass, sentencing them to life imprisonment and imposing fines.Brahmin activist on fast in Maharashtra to demand free education for communityActivist Deepak Rannaware has started an indefinite hunger strike in Jalna district demanding free education for Brahmin students. The hunger strike aims to pressure the government to address the communitys demands, including the setting up of Parshuram financial development corporation. The demands also include construction of hostels, honorarium for priests, ownership rights of Inami lands, and hereditary management rights of temples.The TOI+ election quiz: Guess who said thatThis article discusses the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the global vaccination efforts. The article highlights the importance of vaccination in controlling the spread of the virus and reducing the severity of the illness. It also mentions the challenges faced in distributing and administering vaccines worldwide. The role of governments, healthcare professionals, and vaccine manufacturers is emphasized in ensuring equitable access to vaccines and achieving herd immunity. The article further emphasizes the need for continued public health measures alongside vaccination to effectively manage the pandemic.

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