Dr. Avnish Jolly, 9th August : National Convention of Azadi Bachao Andolan will be held on December 27-28 at Sewagram Ashram, Wardha (Maharashtra). In the last camp held in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand, activists of the movement took decision to hold a National Convention in view of the on going nationwide Anti-SEZs Campaign.
ABA wishes to strengthen Anti-SEZs movements going on specially in ten coastal states of the country where 90% of the SEZs are situated Most of these movements are spontaneous and have local people’s leadership and have already achieved remarkable success. Due to people’s pressure the Goa Government has to cancel all the 9 SEZs there. ABA felt urgent need to put all its efforts to strengthen these movements. And National Convention should be held in Sewagram where all activists may jointly plan strategies for Anti-SEZs Campaign.
For the preparation of this National Convention 800 units of ABA in 80 districts of 16 states are to be geared up. Delegates in the camp took responsibilities to mobilise these units in order to ensure participation of 2000 delegates of the movement in the forthcoming National Convention.
For more information, Azadi Bachao Andolan,Allahabad