Maoists step forward in support of Posco movement

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Kolkata, Jun 28: The Maoists on Tuesday, Jun 28 (today) said that the Centre and the Orissa government breached the norms set by the Environmental Ministry for the Posco project and sympathised with those who stirred a agitation against it.

"Fact finding by the Saxena committee and the Meena Gupta committee has proved the existence of forest rights. But the FRA (Forest Rights Act) is not implemented by the state government in the area," said central committee on behalf of Abhay, Maoists national spokesperson who said this in a press release.

"CPI (Maoist) hails the people of Orissa who are determined to stop the much-touted 52,000 crore 'biggest foreign direct investment' in India and declares its full support and solidarity for them," it said.

The Maoists also asked the government to 'stop intimidating the people', stop the land acquisition, pull out parliamentary personnel's and police from the site in Jagatsingpur district, Orrisa.

"The overwhelming majority of this country's population is rejecting the profit-centric, pro-imperialist development model and embracing the people-centric, pro-people development model," added the release.

Meanwhile the work at the site came to a standstill for the third day today as people came out and protested at the Balisahi Junction.

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