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?? ?com. Sori said she never visited without food or clothes and counselled her to keep her fight and belief in the Constitution going."She was with me when my family the system and the government were all against me" she said Bharadwaj once got to know of a jailed teenage girl who was branded a Naxal Sori said "Didi got her details and fought her case in court until she was freed She also helped her like a kin and the girl lives a happily married life today" Kaladas Bahariya a trade union leader in Durg Chhattisgarh who has worked with Bharadwaj closely said:"We can never ever believe the allegations that have been levelled against her There is some conspiracy behind this" Bhardwaj has donated all her assets to the labor organisation and continues to live in a rented house She has an ancestral home in Delhi which has been rented out Funds from this rent go to the CMM every month Alok Shukla of the Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan a group of social organisations in the state said Bharadwaj amazes people in "a society full of fabrication and drama" "The only thing (in Bharadwaj) that has changed in the last two decades is her age Her constant struggle for the human rights of the marginalised has turned her a bit older but it has not weakened her spirit" Shukla added A section of the police and governments however believe that the 57-year-old has a Maoist connection Niyogi had also faced allegations of being a Maoist supporter which he denied till death Bharadwaj is the general secretary of the People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) a democracy rights organisation founded by activist Jayaprakash Narayan in 1976 She has also been associated with the State Legal Services Authority and has been approached by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in cases related to fake encounters She has also played a crucial role in drawing the attention of the NHRC towards the lackadaisical attitude of bureaucrats towards the investigation into the killing of seven tribals and arson of their houses by Salwa Judum workers in 2007 in Sukma district’s Kondasanwali village Shishir Dikshit an advocate with PUCL has told a Hindi daily in Raipur that the Bhima Koregaon investigation was just being used as an excuse to arrest Bharadwaj as the government wants to cover up sensitive cases like the Kondasanwali killings State council member of the PUCL Priyanka Shukla said: "Because Bharadwaj was actively involved in the Sarkeguda probe commission and advocated cases like the killing of tribals in Kondasanwali and the fake encounter of Meena Khalkho the bureaucracy and government are not quite comfortable with her presence Targeting her at this hour is nothing but initiating a propaganda to distract people from the real issues in the run-up to several crucial elections" PUCL president Dr Lakhan Singh said the government does not shy away from declaring an activist a Maoist if they oppose their nexus with the mafia fight for tribals’ rights or raise their voice against fake encounters "It is not difficult for the police to declare every opponent of the State a Maoists Sudha Bharadwaj is a victim of the same plot" he added With inputs from Saurabh Sharma and Tameshwar Sinha The authors are freelance writers and members of 101reporterscom President Barack Obama plans to extend marine sanctuary protections over a vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean limiting fishing drilling and other commercial activities in a nautical area more than twice the size of Texas The Washington Post reports that the proposal will dramatically extend the borders of an existing marine sanctuary encompassing a cluster of remote Pacific islands It will expand the protected area surrounding the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument from 87000 square miles to 782000 square miles effectively doubling the area of the world’s protected oceans The expansion is expected to draw fire from congressional Republicans who accuse the President of overstepping the bounds of executive authority “Its another example of this imperial presidency" House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings told the Post In addition to making the area off limits to commercial fishing and oil drilling the President will reportedly direct federal agencies to come up with a plan to crack down on illegal fishing The proposal is expected to go into effect later this year following an open comment period [WP] Contact us at [email protected] the executive director of SERAC, I am pleased to say that I have found, the President did give away: "People are going to be very impressed.

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