VIDEO : Prime Minister Modi Laid The Foundation Stone of Bhadbhut Barrage in Bharuch ; Protest Of Fishermen By Showing Black Flags Didn’t Carry in National Media

NFTV : Bureau :  On Sunday Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for Bhadbhut barrage,which stated to stop salinity ingress along Narmada riverbank. While this Bhadbhut  barrage project of Rs 4,350 cr budget was laying down, over 100 fishermen took out a boat protest with black flags against the PM laying the foundation stone of the dam. The protesting fishermen opposing the project  because it would adversely affect over 12000 fisherfolk families and their livelihoods. Moreover, neither they have been consulted, nor there have been any impact assessment, nor any question of compensation or rehabilitation.

The protesting fishermen were arrested and released only after PM left. Similarly, 250 women who were silently marching were arrested.
They were denied permission to hold protest walk. But interestingly, the national media didn’t carry this event. Seeing the non coverage of the protest in national media,the locals took to the social media for posting the protest video and along with the description of the protest with words of anguish.

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