CASES AGAINST UTTAN DUMPING GROUND AGITATORS WITHDRAWN

CASES AGAINST UTTAN DUMPING GROUND AGITATORS WITHDRAWN.
03 DECEMBER 2011
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Notes and Comments
Dumping Ground Cases withdrawn
The agitation carried out by the people of the Uttan-Dharavi belt against the dumping ground in Dongri resulted in police cases being filed against several priests and many parishioners from the area. Cardinal Oswald Gracias approached Mr Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, in this connection requesting him to shift the dumping ground and also to withdraw these cases.
Since the withdrawal of the cases comes under the competence of the Home Ministry, His Eminence met Mr R. R. Patil, the Home Minister, and personally presented to him a written request urging that these police cases be withdrawn. The Home Minister assured that he would look into the matter.
The required legal formalities having being completed, the Home Minister has informed the Cardinal that he has issued directives that the police cases (File No. 1253/2010) against these priests and people (approximately 2000) be withdrawn.
In the meantime, the civic authorities have written to the Cardinal that they are following up the legal process required for the shifting of the dumping ground. They had originally asked for nine months for this process, but have recently written that they need some more time to complete the legal formalities involved in obtaining permissions from the concerned government departments and completing other requisite procedures.
     
Archbishop’s House
           Mumbai
November 29, 2011.

 

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