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Your opinion on SEZ

angel_111 Goldie

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Posted: 21 June 2007 at 9:34pm | IP Logged

Many parts of India is on fire (though not so much covered by media) because of the land distribution on the basis of SEZ (Special Economic Zone) There was Nandigram in WestBengal, now Asansol. Nagpur farmers have also staged a protest against this. Police opened fire on the farmers in Nandigram but nothing was done after that inspite of huge protest from the intellectual community in Kolkata. There was huge protest from every quarter but nothing really came out of it. Media slowly forgot about it and the news time was taken over by AbhiAsh wedding. Today there was a huge protest in Asansol, and farmers were beaten up. They even beat up women and kids.

angel_111 Goldie

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Posted: 21 June 2007 at 9:59pm | IP Logged

For those who are not aware of what happened in Asansol today here is the link plant/43124-3.html
NandiGram massacre

Please go through this and please have your say .. They are the citizen of our country too.

Edited by angel_111 - 22 June 2007 at 8:08am
sareg IF-Dazzler

Joined: 10 January 2006
Posts: 3976

Posted: 21 June 2007 at 10:07pm | IP Logged
Protests in India have ceased to be impromptu

There is always a political angle to every protest, that is a given, unless and untill you know the local politics you cannot say if the protest is genuine or a political power play

I will give a benefit of the doubt to the SEZ(although that too is politically motivated), that atleast brings some upliftment to that particular area
persistence Goldie

Joined: 11 August 2005
Posts: 1777

Posted: 21 June 2007 at 10:07pm | IP Logged
Govt. and Media don't care; most of the public is unaware. The people who are gonna suffer, are gonna suffer, and then go to their homes with nothing in hand. The cycle goes on!
angel_111 Goldie

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Posted: 22 June 2007 at 8:07am | IP Logged
I agree to the local politics factor, that you need to understand the local politics to understand why the protests have taken place. But the protests in WestBengal was started off by farmers since the land meant for harvesting was given away in the name of industrialization. Progress and development is good, but its a tricky process and when implemented for the very first time lot of issues need to be considred. Protests of anykind these days be it he docs again reservation or the SEZ effected farmers, they all are curbed in a wrong way. Poluce hits them, fires on them. In a democracy this is really uncalled for.
chatbuster IF-Rockerz

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Posted: 22 June 2007 at 8:57am | IP Logged

i dont much care for SEZs. aside from the land grab opportunities these present for politicians, it gives businesses and people in certain areas an unfair tax and infrastucture advantage over others while creating different tiers of policy. if they have to give away tax sops, these should be distributed across everyone.

other words, why shouldn't all of india be a special economic zone? if it's good for the economy and would raise tax revenues in the long-run , as some argue, then why not have all of india operate on those principles of minimum bureaucracy and good infrastucture? do the ambanis and the other tycoons really need more incentive than the stocks they already own in their own companies to make the economy grow?

Edited by chatbuster - 22 June 2007 at 11:08am
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