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14 Mär 2016

Autor*in:
Vandana Shiva, Mathrubhumi

High time Plachimada Bill got Presidential consent

It is a tragedy that even after five years this important Bill has not got Presidential assent. Since the state has a duty to protect the Right to Life of citizens under Article 1 of the Constitution, Kerala should go ahead and implement the Bill...Since the state has a duty to protect the Right to Life of citizens under Article 1 of the Constitution, Kerala should go ahead and implement the Bill...There is a tendency, under the pressure of giant corporations like Coca-Cola and Monsanto to deregulate corporate activities...In the case of Coca-Cola, corporate freedom translates into theft of water, its pollution with heavy metals, disease, longer walks by women in search for clean drinking water. 

Part of the following stories

India: 13 years after shut down of bottling plant in Kerala, villagers allege they don't have clean drinking water, waiting for justice for effects of pollution

Coca-Cola lawsuit (re India)