Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti
(PPSS) president Abhay Sahu has appeared before the Orissa
High Court through his advocate and sought seven days time to
file his reply to the notice served on him by the HC last
A 24-hour state-wide shutdown called by Maoists against "forcible land acquisition" for South Korean steel major Posco`s project and other issues hit normal life in southern parts of Orissa Thursday, police said.
Land acquisition for Posco mega
steel plant was suspended temporarily on Tuesday in the face of
stiff opposition from agitating villagers even as Orissa
government launched ground activities for the project near
A ten-member BJP delegation, led by Bimbadhar Kuanr,
visited Dhinkia area in Posco`s proposed project area in
Jagatsinghpur district and extended their party`s support to
the agitators in their battle against the project.
After stiff protests by locals, bad weather today played spoilsport for the USD 12 billion POSCO project in Orissa, preventing state government from resuming land acquisition work for 12 MT steel plant.
With the Orissa government to resume land acquisition for Posco`s mega steel project in Jagatsinghpur district, a host of civil rights activists and
politicians planned to join protesters at the site from Saturday.
Land acquisition by the
Orissa government for Posco`s Rs 52,000 crore steel plant
project in Jagatsinghpur district, which was to resume on Friday
after a five-day break, could not commence due to heavy rains.