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?Poverty main reason for rise in violence?

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of Jan Andolan of Janadesh 2007 marked the 34th anniversary of the surrender of dacoits at Jaura in Morena district today. It may be recalled that 34 years ago on this day 654 dacoits had laid their arms before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi with the inspiration of Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan and efforts of Sarvodya leader Dr Subbarao.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2006 13:29 IST

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of Jan Andolan of Janadesh 2007 marked the 34th anniversary of the surrender of dacoits at Jaura in Morena district today.
It may be recalled that 34 years ago on this day 654 dacoits had laid their arms before the statue of Mahatma Gandhi with the inspiration of Loknayak Jai Prakash Narayan and efforts of Sarvodya leader Dr Subbarao.

Addressing the concluding programme, Dr Subbarao said that growing poverty is a major reason of rising violence and crimes. He said that the government should provide land to every family and job to every hand.

Under the Jandesh 2007 the countrymen would proceed to Delhi on ‘padyatra’ and urge the government to work for the welfare of people of all villages and control rising Naxalism.

Subbarao said that the government is planning to spend Rs 24,000 crores on purchase of modern weapons, but it has made no provisions for the people.

He said that the government should take such steps that would make people non-violent, honest and patriot. He said that the government has to spend a lot of money to restore peace and order in the society, but if it works for the welfare of people then the peace would not be disturbed in the first place.

Dr Subbarao also gave a message to Gadariya gang to end his reign of terror due to which many women had become widow and children had become orphan.

Finally he gave his good wishes for the success for Janadesh 2007. A former dacoit Mahar Singh alleged that the police were harassing former dacoits.

The National convener of Ekta Parishad Ram Singh Parmar said that the Jan Andolan of Janadesh 2007 is totally non-violent. Nearly three hundred social workers from Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Chhatisgarh, Orissa Karnataka and Manipur participated in the programme.