07 जून 2011

Chhatisgarh Govt fascist move to ban PUCL

SIB demands report for banning PUCL
Source: Ajay SahuLast Updated 00:50(07/06/11)

The process of imposing ban on PUCL &EktaParishad has begun. In this regard, the Special Intelligence Branch of the Police (SIB) has called for detailed reports on the activities of the two organisations from all 18 districts of the State, along with suggestions to impose ban.

It is noteworthy that recently the Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar had said about the activities of PUCL that the organisation was helping the naxalites by supplying arms to them. That steps are being taken to impose ban on such organisations.

SIB’s Deputy DIG has issued letters to the Superintendent of Police of all 18 district of the State under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act 2005, such as Korea, Sarguja, Jashpur, Raigarh, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Bilaspur, Kabirdham, Rajnandgaon, Durg, Raipur, Mahasamund, Dhamtari, Uttar BastarKanker, Bastar, Narainpur, South BastarDantewada and Beejapur.

SIB has in this letter not only demanded information on the activities of PUCL & EKTA PARISHAD but also suggestions for imposing ban on these, along with the detailed reports. The SIB issued the letter on 3rd May and had asked for submitting the report by 20th May.


SIB chief DIG VivkanandSinha has, during conversation in this regard, denied having sent any such letter regarding imposing ban on PUCL & EKTA PARISHAD.

Similarly, he also refused to make any comment on the statement of Home Minister Nanki Ram Kanwar. But, on the basis of definite information the sources have said that all district headquarters have expressed their opinion

in favour of imposing ban on PUCL. With regard to the statement of Home Minister Kanwar, Former State President and National Council Member of PUCL Rajendra Sail had said that the National President of PUCL, Prof. PrabhakarSinha is sending a letter to Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, in this regard.


According to the police sources, activities of EktaParishad have considerably increased in the State during past few years. Specially in Kanker, Dhamtari, Mahasamund, Kawardha and other districts of the state, this organisation has conducted many programmes. In the recent past, EktaParishad had taken out a rally in Mahasamund in support of various demands of the Adivasis. Ultimatums were issued for agitation if demands were not met. The SIB Police has been maintaining servellance on the activities of this organisation for a considerable period. Documents have already been prepared related to these organisations.


Under the Chhattisgarh Special Public Security Act, ban may be imposed on organisations indulging in illegal activities. People’s War Group and some frontal organisations of naxalites are banned under this Act. Before imposing ban on any organisation, the State Government collects complete information based on facts about such organisations.

On the basis of evidence, temporary ban may be imposed on any organisation. After this, the entire matter is referred to a Committee chaired by a High Court Judge. After inviting claims and objections, the Committee gives the final verdict with regard to imposing ban. The aggrieved party may appeal in the High Court against the Committee’s decision.
(Translated into English by Rajendra K Sail from the original Hindi)

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