Dear Friends, Human Rights Forum has taken up a Prachara Yathrain coastal Districts for four days from 14th February to 17th February – 2014, From Vishakhapatnam to Kakinada, against the destructive development all along Coastal belt. Political parties are describing this as development of Andhra region. But it will displace lots of people from their lands and livelihoods, please spread the word and join in the programme.
According to one estimate More than 70% of cultivators in krishna delta and godavari delta are tenants from Dalit and other oppressed castes. Coastal corridor will adversely affect livelihood security of these tenant farmers. But absentee owners, (mostly rich upper caste) are welcoming this corridor. They willll amass wealth using their ownership rights.
– Human Rights Forum