Democracy is about the ability to expressing dissenting opinions. Yet, the government of the largest democracy, yet again, beats up non-violent dissenters seeking to present their opinions to the planning commission. Ask the government to respect democratic processes. As you already know that 62 activists of Action 2007 have been arrested on 22nd March 2007, 2 pm at the Planning Commission Office. The group including activist Medha Patkar were having a symbolic protest against the privatisation and appropriation of water resources (by large dams, coke and pepsi bottling plants and other unsustainable forms of development) leading to deprivation and water scarcity faced by a large population in the country on World Water Day.

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