Forest and Environment Ministry, has given all clearance, contrary to its own experts committee’s views. It was due to tremendous political pressure from International Finance Capital. But the people led by POSCO Pratirodh Sangram Samithi headed by Abhay Sahoo have been valiantly fighting and resisting all the moves to acquire land for POSCO for the last six years. Women and children are also in the front ranks of the resistance. It has attracted the attention of the entire country and also at international level.
CPI has been in the forefront of the Anti-POSCO People’s Movement. It is not only a struggle of the people of Orissa. Communist Party of India, Uttar Pradesh calls upon the rank & file and also the public of the state to raise this issue all over the state by observing June 24th 2011 as ‘the Anti-POSO Day’ in solidarity with the fighting people of Jagatsinghpur.