Ranchi: Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Thursday
appealed to Jharkhand Governor MOH Farook to take steps to
mitigate sufferings of the displaced people in Ranchi
following the anti-encroachment drive by the administration.
After visiting demolition sites, Agnivesh called on the
Governor and shared his experience on the "plight of the
displaced" with him, a person who accompanied him in the
The social activist told the Governor that the need of
the hour was early restoration of normal life of the displaced
by rehabilitating them properly, he said quoting Agnivesh.
Before meeting the Governor, Agnivesh told newsmen at a
demolished site situated near the Raj Bhavan, that he was
"deeply moved" at the sight of the debris at the demolition
"I am standing near the Raj Bhavan, and the sight of
debris at the demolition site is moving. I feel the plight of
the displaced people, who were driven out of their houses
without making any alternative arrangements and
rehabilitation. It is anti-democratic," Agnivesh, who visited
Nagababa khatal among other areas, said.
Meanwhile, BJP?s state unit president Dineshanand Goswami
told newsmen at Medininagar, the headquarters town of Palamau
district that the anti-encroachment drive was taken up on the
orders of the high court.
"The government is planning to bring in an ordinance soon
to rehabilitate the displaced," Goswami said when asked to
comment on the demolition drive.