With reference to the upcoming IIT project in Melaulim, today villagers had a protest against the illegal demarcation of land for IIT. In the peaceful protest, they are demanding a reply from the CM, Sawant.
The IIT Guleli issue is been trending in Goa for the past few days. Where locals strongly oppose this project, the local MLA has pledged to make this project a reality in his political career. Villagers say that they don’t want this huge project in their village at the cost of destruction to their village. Whereas MLA claims to produce employment opportunities to the locals. People from youth to elders gathered today peacefully in the village and they showed the opposition to the project.
“We have submitted a letter to Dy. Collector saying we don’t want this project in our village. So, no demarkation process shall be initiated until the issue is resolved with the locals. CM Sawant & local MLA, Rane are not helping us in any way”, said a local youth.
With this reference, recently, Guleli and Melaulim villagers gave a letter to the panchayat opposing the proposed IIT in the village last month. Revolutionary Goans chief along with two members were also detained by Valpoi police by filing fake FIR’s.
The people of Guleli, Melaulim have shown the guts to fight for their rights by going against the powerful authorities. Their courage to raise a voice and love for their village is truly admirable. Hats off to them. We all should follow them to save our respective villages.