Girish Patel was an ardent supporter of Narmada dam-affected people: NBA

The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has described the demise of advocate Girish Patel on October 6, 2018 morning a great loss to all people's struggles and causes of democratic and human rights. Calling him a legal luminary and social activist, who remained committed to all causes of human and Constitutional rights as well as civil liberties, NBA, in a statement signed, among others, by Medha Patkar, says, "He was an ardent supported of the movement by the Narmada dam-affected in Gujarat, taking a courageous and confident position."
NBA particularly recalls that Girish Patel's book "Kona bhoge, Kona mate", saying, it raised "all the issues related to the Sardar Sarovar dam which have proved to be correct even today". It adds, "He was active in various ways against atrocities against dalits, adivasis and influenced hundreds and thousands of social activists to sensitise intellectuals, including lawyers and law students, who he continued to educate till his last breathe."
Noting how he with "utmost sensitivity, courage of conviction, grit of the greatest order, remarkable articulation, determination" swam "against the tide", NBA says, "As the founder of Lok Adhikar Sangh in Gujarat he supported the legal and mass battles of dalits, adivasis, the displaced, labour class, as well as the harassed and government employees facing legal violation."
Others who have signed the statement are Devram Kanera, Kamla Yadav, Mukesh Bhagoriya, and Jagdish Patel.

Comments

ALSO READ...

Dalit youth tied to tree, beaten up till he became unconscious; time to protest: Jignesh Mevani

Discriminatory to take back cases against Patidar quota agitators: Dalit rights body

Cow vigilantes in Ahmedabad attack two persons taking buffaloes in truck, stab one

Dalit housing societies in Ahmedabad "fraudulently" taken away by non-Dalits: Activist writes to Gujarat CM

Appoint only SC-ST lawyers to fight anti-atrocity cases: Dalit rights body write to Gujarat CM

RBI survey: Consumer confidence on jobs, economic situation deteriorates

Bullet train project ignores environmental, social impact: Gujarat environmentalists tell JICA

Vacancies in CIC, 26,000 backlog: Supreme Court seeks status report from GoI

Rally in Patna: Non-farmer bodies to highlight plight of agriculture in Eastern India ahead of march to Parliament

Call to "enjoy" pilgrimage of Sabarmati beyond Ahmedabad, where river water turns black