Bhubaneswar,08/11/19:On behalf of Basti Surakshya Mancha, Odisha, Saliasahi Anchalika Committee appeal before to Naveen Patnaik,Chief Minister to kindly intervene immediately to stop forcible eviction process of Saliasahi Slums by the enforcement department of the Odisha Govt. and BMC/ BDA.
On 2nd Novemeber 2019 a survey team of BMC with 4 persons including one women worker reached Saliasahi Laxmipur Santal Slum to Hatiasuni Nagar, Sakti Vihar area and started surved households. When people asked them why this survey, they replied for 200 feet road demolition drive will be done on 4th November Monday.
The same day evening 4pm an auto with very slow and in half audible voice came on that road and propagated that, before 4th all slum dwellers should leave their houses with taking all their articles. On 4th Monday demolition drive will be done, if they will not left their houses then only they will be responsible for all their loses.
On 4th morning Monday four number of BMC and Enforcement workers with Xaviers Section CESU workers, electric fuse call vehicle with ladders came to Laxmipur Santal Basti, disconnected electricity of the whole slum. They also told to the slum dwellers to immediately vacate the houses. At this state slum dwellers compelled to resist them. They returned back. All slum dwellers are in fear and terror to lose their houses and livelihood.
We all are astonished why this sudden attack on Salia Sahi Slum dwellers. Why this sudden demolition drive. Our CM declared Slum Dwellers are Life-Line of towns and Cities. Why this attempt to cut the life-line. Our Govt. given many promises to slum dwellers, what happened to that. Our State and Central Govt. implemented many Laws and housing schemes for slum dwellers. Without following any laws why this sudden attack on working class people. While the Honorable High Court of Odisha given judgment on 15.09.2010 against forcible eviction. Why this violation of High Court order, they sought.
They also appeal before CM to kindly provide to slum dwellers, their organization Saliasahi Anchalika Committee and make it public that, Why this sudden demolition drive, what is the Details Project Report (DPR). When it was decided (?), when it was approved (?), What steps planned regarding life and livelihood of Saliasahi slum dwellers. How all laws and policies regarding slum dwellers followed here(?).What is the real and clear plan of Govt. Kindly provide all this to slum dwellers and us.