Bhubaneswar: Anti-Posco activists and mass movements struggling against displacement, SEZs and anti-people industrialisation in Orissa has demanded that the South Korean steel company POSCO quit the country. In order to highlight their demands these organisations will organise agitations in different parts of the State in a synchronised manner on December 12, they said.
The activists who visited the trouble-torn POSCO project site said in a statement that the attack on the villagers opposing the steel venture at Balitutha locality in Erasama Block of Jagatsinghpur district on November 29 had added strength to the movement against the project.
The team that visited the POSCO project area comprised Lingaraj of Samajbadi Janparishad; Bansidhar Parida of CPI(ML) Liberation; Saroj of Paschim Orissa Krushak Sangathan Samanwaya Samiti; Bhagaban Majhi of Prakrutika Sampad Surakhya Parishad, Kashipur; Rabishankar of Gandhamardan Surakhya Andolan; Rajendra Sadangi of Loka Pakhya; and Lingaraj Azad of Niyamgiri Surakhya Samiti, Lanjigarh.
They also announced to participate in all state-level agitation programmes at the call of POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samiti, the organisation that is spearheading the agitation against the steel project in Jagatsinghpur