Patna Bulldozer Victims Gherao Collector

A march was held on 8 June in front of the DM Patna office led by the CPIML City Committee and Zameen Bachao Sangharsh Morcha (Save Land and Housing Front). A few days ago bulldozers razed down homes built on private land on the banks of this ghat. A movement against this demolition is going on relentlessly, whereas the government is adopting a repressive attitude, claiming that this is government land.

The march was led by CPIML legislative party leader Mahboob Alam and Phulwarisharif MLA Gopal Ravidas. Hundreds of activists along with victim citizens participated in the march. The DM held talks with a 10-member delegation comprising Mahboob Alam, Gopal Ravidas, CPIML Patna City Secretary Abhyuday, Anay Mehta, Ramnarayan Singh, Vinay Kumar, Balram Chaudhury, Mohd Javed, Devratan Prasad, Ravindra Rai, Uday Rai and Pannalal. The DM constituted an enquiry committee for the resolution of the matter. The committee will submit its report within 15 days. This enquiry committee includes the DCLR, Upper Collector, Zonal Officer, worker Amin and 8 people from among the victims of the demolition.

Speaking on the occasion, Mahboob Alam said that the government wants to crush all voices for justice under its bulldozers. This battle will be fought till the last breath, on the streets as well as from inside the Assembly during the monsoon session.