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NGO's appeal to Aamir

A Gujarat based NGO has asked Aamir Khan to withdraw his support to Narmada Bachao Andolan.

india Updated: Apr 24, 2006 19:06 IST

A Gujarat based NGO has asked Bollywood star Aamir Khan to withdraw his support to Narmada Bachao Andolan, which is spearheading a protest against the Sardar Sarovar Project.

In a letter to the actor, VK Saxena, president of National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) has claimed that NBA activists have allegedly being receiving financial aid for carrying out anti-dam protests and the NBA activists also have over 200 FIRs registered against them.

The NGO claimed that "it have been closely watching the activities of NBA from the last six years" and unlike the claims of Patkar, the NBA activists have been involved in violence and have 200 FIRs against them in Gujarat and about 50 others in Madhya Pradesh.

NCCL has also enclosed some of the details of the FIR filed against the NBA activists and have also given a list of alleged foreign aid received by the NBA and its associate organisations.

The letter also carries information about benefits of the dam and details about rehabiliation of project affected persons.

The letter said the "facts" will help change Aamir's opinion about the Sardar Sarovar Dam project and withdraw his support to the NBA.

First Published: Apr 22, 2006 20:36 IST