Monday, 23 January 2012

Bharat Mukti Morcha supports struggle against privatization of Forts in Goa

Sainath Jalmi


Bharat Mukti Morcha supports ongoing struggle against privatization of Forts in Goa. Number of forts in Goa with historical importance are facing the the threats of privatization. Tiracol Fort, Cabo-de-Rama Fort, Chapora Fort, Reis Magos Fort etc are facing the threat of privatization from the ruling Brahmanical lobby.


Sainath Jalmi, a mulnivasi hailing from Goa's Bhandari community is in the middle of this fight in the form litigation challenging privatization of Reis Magos Fort at Verem, Bardez, Goa. He is in the middle of this struggle since July 2008.


According to Jalmi, corporate houses with links to Bamons and Banias are in collusion with British lobbies to take over this Fort to convert it into a starred hotel. Bharat Mukti Morcha appreciates Sainath Jalmi's efforts and advises Goa government to halt privatization plans.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Motesh replies to the Show cause notice of Deputy collector, Quepem

IN THE COURT OF THE DEPUTY COLLECTOR AND SUB-
DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE, AT SOUTH GOA SUB-DIVISION, 
QUEPEM-GOA

Case No. SDM/110/5/2012.

State                                               ....................Complainant

V/S

Motes Antao                                  .....................Respondent


MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR:
The Respondent herein above is in receipt of the above refered notice and in reply thereto I have to state and submit as under:

  1. At the foremost I would like to submit that the notice issued to me is bad in law, not maintainable and have been filed with the instigation from the ruling class that is the mining company and their agents.
  2. The opponent further states that he is a peace loving and law abiding citizen. The crime registered by the Qeupem police is to harrass me for fighting/ raising my voice against the illegalities/ onslaught committed by the mining companies or by their agents in Colomba and Rivona village.
  3. It is further stated that the crime registered against me are false, distorted and fabricated and based on false complaints filed by the ruling class that is mine owners and their agents in collusion with Quepem police for fighting for my fundamental right guaranteed under the constitution of India.
  4. The respondent further states that the complaint H.C. Chandrakant Rane has filed the present complaint before your office as I had filed a complaint before against him before S.P. South and DGP for facilitating illegal mining. That based on the complaint of the opponent and inquiry was initiated against the complainant. The copy of the complaint and the report is hereto annexed for your ready reference.
  5. It is further stated that presently only 4 criminal cases are pending against me before the Sanguem court which are in respect of Cr.No.76/08, Cr.No.06/08, Cr.No.06/09 and Cr.No.82/08 as other criminal cases mentioned in the said notice have been dismissed by JMFC Sanguem. The dismissal of the cases by the judicial magistrate Sanguem shows the falsities of the cases filed by the ruling class in collusion with Quepem police. That presently no chapter case is pending against the opponent as mentioned in the show cause notice.
  6. The opponent further states that the crime registered by the Quepem police based on false complaint filed by the ruling class are not pertaining to any election matter or the offenses not occurred during election but pertaining to matters relating to mining that is for fighting to protect our village, our land, water, air, paddy field from the clutches of the greedy mining lobby who are all way out to destroy our Colomba village.
  7. In view of the circumstances mentioned mentioned herein above the question of executing interim bond is not at all arise.
  8. In view of above it is hereby respectfully prayed that the notice dated 2/1/2012 issued to me be withdrawn.
Quepem                                                                                       Sd/-
9/1/2012                                                                                Opponent


The above reply was submitted to the deputy collector on 9th January 2012. Still deputy collector insisted for a bond or else threatened Motesh of arrest. Our democracy has ceased to be democracy. It is only brahmanocracy.  Or else why not a single FIR has been filed against mining companies in spite of complaints by Colomba People?

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Bharat Mukti Morcha Colamb unit vice-president Motesh Antao is threat to Goa State Assembly Elections!

 Motesh Antao was awarded Youth Achiever award in 2010 in recognition for his resistance for mining in Goa. This is a picture from Goa sudharop website. This pecture shows Motesh being presented with the award from the hands of Rajendra Kerker, well known mulnivasi environmentalist from Goa. In the background is Mr.Ibonio Fernandes of Goa Sudharop group based in California, USA.
The above shows PI Santosh Desai charging at Motesh Antao on November 12 2008 while on protest against Hiralal Khodidas mine operated by Fomento company owned by Bamon Audoot Timblo causing large scale destruction of paddy fields and forest, water and air of colamb and western ghats. PI Santosh Desai was awarded Chief Minister's gold medal for his role in repressing revolt against mining industry.


Bharat Mukti Morcha's Colomba unit vice-president Motesh Antao has been decalred as a threat to Goa Assembly elections that are to take place on March 03, 2012. Motesh is a well know for his relentless resistance to mining industry specially to Fomentos owned by Bamon Audooth Timblo who also owns Cidade de Goa five star hotel. In order to silence Colamb villagers large number police cases has been filed against Colamb villagers and charge sheeted for the further process at Courts in Sanguem and Quepem. Motesh may be criminal to the brahmanical State of Goa but certainly he is a genuine freedom fighter for mulnivasi people of Goa that are tormented and repressed by Brahmanical State in place.


Motesh Antao has been repeatedly harassed and false cases filed against him just like others in Colomba, Sanguem. Last month on 20th December 2011 policemen PSI Prasal Desai had slapped him after Motesh refused to pay bribe of Rs.100/-. The details of this is available here.


The text of the letter show cause notice to Motesh Antao is as follows:


IN THE COURT OF THE DEPUTY COLLECTOR AND SUB DIVISIONAL MAGISTRATE, AT SOUTH GOA DIVISION, QUEPEM GOA


Case No. SDM/110/5/2012/18


State rep by
Shri Chandrakant L. Rane, HC - 2923,
Quepem Police Station.                                      Complainant


V/s


Motes Antao s/o Avelino Antao,
R/o H.No.336, Colomba Rivona Sanguem          Opponent


SHOW CAUSE NOTICE UNDER SECTION 111 OF Cr.P.C.


Whereas it has been brought to my notice by the Police Inspector Quepem Police Sation that you are habitual offender and have been involved in following crimes


  1. Cr.No.76/08 u/s 143, 147, 447, 341, 504 r/w 149 IPC
  2. Cr.No.06/08 u/s 143, 147, 447, 148, 341, 352, 504, 506(ii) r/w 149 IPC
  3. Cr.No.89/07 u/s 143, 341 r/w 149 IPC
  4. Cr.No.78/08 u/s 143, 147, 448, 504, 506(ii) r/w 149 IPC
  5. Cr.No.06/09 u/s 353, 504, 506(ii) r/w 34 IPC
  6. Cr.No. 82/08 u/s 143, 341, 506 r/w 149 IPC
  7. Chapter case No. 47/07 u/s 107 Cr.P.C.
  8. Chapter case No. 69/08 u/s 107 Cr.P.C.
  9. Chapter case No. 32/11 u/s 107 Cr.P.C.
It is further reported that in view of ensuring Elections to Goa Legislative Assembly, 2012, you are likely to threaten and intimate the voters, creating Law and order problem, commissioning of cognizable offence thereby causing obstacle/hinderance in conducting the smooth and fair Election.


Hence you are hereby directed u/s 116(3) of Cr.P.C to execute an interim bond of Rs.5000/- to maintain good behavior until the conclusion of inquiry.


You are hereby called upon on 09/01/2012 at 10.30 a.m and show cause as to why action should not be initiated u/s 110 of Cr.P.C. and direct to execute the bond of Rs.10,000/- of like amount to maintain good behaviour for a period of 6 months.


Given under my hand and Seal of this Court on this 02 nd day of January, 2012.


Sd/- with Seal


(R.D. Mirajkar)
Deputy Collector and Sub Divisional
Magistrate, Quepem Goa.


Forwarded to the P.I. Quepem Police Sation for service and return before date of hearing.


The I.O./Inquiry Officer is directed to the trace the whereabouts of the opponent and produce him before this Court on above date and time without fail.