Orlemites attend in large numbers to express Solidarity.


Justice Hosbet Sureshteesta-setalvad_1A well-attended meeting was organized by the Orlem Sabha Unit on Saturday 2nd March, 2013 in the School Hall of St. Anne’s, Orlem, Malad West to hear the three issues facing them as a community.

The first presentations by SOUL (Save Our Land) activists were on the Notices for Land Acquisitions from the Catholic Institutions by the City Authorities. Mr. Lennon Miranda presented the case on behalf of the affected in Kandivali (Our Lady of Assumption Church and St. Joseph School) and Mr. Stanley Fernandez did the same on behalf of the affected in Malwani (St Anthony Church and School).

The second round was of talks by Ms. Teesta Setalvad under the banner of “Justice for All” to press for the tabling in Parliament of the Prevention of Communal and Targeted Violence (Access to Justice and Reparations) Bill, 2011, followed by Justice H. Suresh (Retired) who spoke on genocide.

The third presentation was by Advocate Godfrey Pimenta of “The Watchdog Foundation” based in K/East Ward of Mumbai. He spoke on the unjust and irrational levy of Property Tax based on Capital Value.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Dolphy D’souza, former president, Bombay Catholic Sabha and the Vote of Thanks was given by Mr.David of the Orlem Sabha Unit.

Austin Nazareth, K.R.U.P.A.

St annes orlem

St annes orlem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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1 Comment

  1. Silent Voice said,

    March 4, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Dolphy D’souza on Facebook:

    We must thank the Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Orlem, Fr. Gilbert D’lima and his clergy team Fr. Daniel, Fr. Paul, Fr. Samuel, Fr. Philip and Fr. Gabriel.

    Joe Azavedo, Chairman and his entire managing committee of the SABHA Unit of Orlem and Parishioners of Orlem for their wholehearted support and participation.

    Fr. Austin Norris, Parish Priest of St. Anthony Church and his parishioners from Malwani.

    Fr. Gerald Fernandes, Parish Priest of Our Lady of Assumption Church and his parishioners from Kandivali.

    Members of the Sabha and the Executive and SOUL Team.

    We need to thank the Speakers of the day, Lennon Miranda and Stanley Fernandez [SOUL Team], Justice Suresh and Ms Teesta Setalvad and Adv. Godfrey Pimenta without whom we could not have had this event.

    Success is attributed to each one of you.



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