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Anandgopal Das Affidavit: Govardhan activist’s life in danger

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Baba-Anand-Gopal-Das.jpgDelhi/Mathura, 27.08.2019

Anandgopal Das has filed an affidavit in the National Green Tribunal relating to concerns for his safety after a video with death threats started circulating on social media.

Anandgopal Das and the Giriraj Sanrakshan Sansthan are active participants in the battle to protect Govardhan, however, now the activist feels that his life is in danger by those who dislike his work of drawing attention to the issue.

The affidavit also mentions the lack of progress on the 17 points that the NGT has drawn up for Govardhan protection and development.

Govardhan faces severe traffic problems, especially on weekends and festival days, making it almost impossible for residents to reach their own homes, however, work on the long awaited ring road is moving at a snail’s pace.

Furthermore, according to Anandgopal Das, police deliberately harass residents by stopping their vehicles on the Parikrama and the anger gets turned against him. According to him, instead of working for the protection of Govardhan, authorities are backpedalling and motivating anti-social elements against him.

The affidavit says that the needs of residents and basic services like sewage are overlooked by the administration, however, authorities are willing to spend on building a guest house in Govardhan, at the cost of Crores of Rupees.

The threatening videos are in contempt of court. The evidence and affidavit will be heard in the tribunal in the next hearing, on 28th August.

 

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