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Dear friend of Ekta Parishad,
Just over a year ago Jan Satyagraha, the March for Justice, took place in India. It ended with a historic 10-point agreement between the Minister for Rural Development, Jairam Ramesh, and Ekta Parishad on behalf of the marchers. Details were worked out over the next six months, including key steps for implementation. However two crucial points of the agreement are still pending: the announcement of the final version of the National land reform policy and the passing of the National Homestead Rights Bill.
On 12 December 2013, the Indian Parliament is assembling for its last session before the General Election in spring 2014. This is the last opportunity for these items to be placed on the present government’s agenda, and you can help make this happen:
1. Please send the letter (downloadable below) - addressed to the Minister of Rural Development – to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, with a copy of the letter to Dr Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India firstname.lastname@example.org . To make sure we can follow up with the numbers of letters sent, please kindly also send a copy to us email@example.com .
2. Please send the other letter (downloadable below) – addressed to the Indian Embassy – to the Embassy in your country (please complete the address). You can also copy those to our following up address firstname.lastname@example.org .
As is clear from the dates mentioned, this is extremely urgent – please take action now!And please do not forget to sign these two letters.
With grateful thanks,
Ekta Parishad and Ekta Europe
Download the letter to Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development in India: Letter_jairam_ramesh_dec2013.doc
Download the letter to your local Indian Embassy (to be completed before sending): Letter_jairam_ramesh_dec2013_embassies.doc