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Social science institute to host 3rd people’s parliament

The city will host a people’s parliament (public discussion) focusing primarily on issues relating to land and development. Pooja Domadia reports.

mumbai Updated: Feb 14, 2011 00:55 IST
Pooja Domadia

The city will host a people’s parliament (public discussion) focusing primarily on issues relating to land and development.

The third session of ‘Jan sansad’ is scheduled on the March 4th and 5th at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The event will be hosted by Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan and National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM).

“Issues such as urban development and closures of mills have affected the poor,” said Simpreet Singh, Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan.

Jan Sansad will focus on the issues of equity and accessibility to resources like food, water, housing, employment, health, education for everyone who lives in the city.

NAPM has invited 120 dignitaries from across the country including social workers like Medha Patkar, law experts like former judges Suresh Hospet and Prashant Bhushan and journalist Kuldip Nayar. The solutions sought after discussions will be suggested to the government.

“We have witnessed the rising difference between the rich and the poor. Adarsh society has not been demolished even after it is declared illegal by the environment ministry but the poor slums of Khar are demolished in the name of redevelopment,” said Vivek Pandit, member, NAPM. Around 1,000 people are expected to visit the session.