Newz66.com launches Support Sitara Devi Online Petition

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2014; Mumbai: The Craftsmen, Artistes & Designers Promotion Forum or CADPF – a newly-formed NGO has decided to take up the cause of octogenarian and Padmashree Sitara Devi’s demand for a Dance Academy in Mumbai.

Kathak exponent and and a student of Sitara Devi’s daughter Jayantimala – Ranjana Bhattacharya of the CADPF said, “For decades since the late 1970s, 94-year-old Kathak Queen Padmashree Sitara Devi has been demanding a decent sized plot of land in or around Mumbai to start a residential dance academy to educate students both in Classical and modern styles of dance. She has met hundreds of politicians, collectors and even private individuals and corporate CEOs to support her dream but her demands have fallen on deaf years. The 94-year-old-plus Sitara Devi has been living in Mumbai for over 80 years now and while politicians and businessmen have been allocated plots over the years, this dancing legend has been sidelined and ignored.”

The CADPF has launched an online petition with a signature collection drive  located at www.newz66.com/support-sitara-devi/ and requested all lovers of all forms of dance and particularly Kathak to join this campaign to demand a professional and independent Dance Academy in Mumbai comparable to the best in the World.

To support this campaign and to SUPPORT SITARA DEVIs demand for an Independent Dance Academy in Mumbai go to www.newz66.com/support-sitara-devi/ and leave your comments. Please mention your full name, location and email id to ensure that your submission is valid. Your comment with your correct full name, location and email id will be counted as one vote.

 

 

 

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Fearing crack down, Nigerians in Goa flee to Mumbai, claim two Goa BJP MLAs supporting killers

 

 

At least over a 100 Nigerians fled the State of Goa on Thursday night to reach Mumbai on Friday, fearing a widespread crackdown against them. Vakola near Santa cruz East in suburban Mumbai and Mira Road on the outskirts of Mumbai are known to be Nigerian and African strongholds with almost 300 Nigerians living in Mira Road itself. Some Nigerians have married Indian women from the lower strata of society including house maids and domestic helps which enables them to get local support here.

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Fearing witch hunt, Nigerians in Goa plan to move HC & National Human Rights Commission

 

 

As reported earlier on Newz66.com, at least a 100 Nigerians fled the State of Goa on Thursday night via motor bikes and any other and every means of transport they could find, to reach Mumbai on Friday, fearing a widespread crackdown and witch hunt against them. The Nigerians who are present in strength in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi have formed a group and plan to move the National Human Rights Commission, besides the High Court of Bombay at Goa, it is learnt.

 

 

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Shame: “Goan locals in Parra live in constant fear of boisterous Nigerians”

 

 

It is a matter of great shame for Goans in Goa that several Goemkars we spoke to on Thursday in Parra – after an alleged drug-related murder of a Nigerian and the subsequent rioting and blockade of NH 17 for over four hours – that locals in Siolim,  Arpora and Vagator confirmed on condition of anonymity that they live in constant fear of the noisy, boisterous charged-up and aggressive Nigerians.

 

 

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One dead, three hurt as ‘drug peddler gangs’ clash in North Goa near Calangute

 

 

A Nigerian was brutally killed and five other Nigerians injured in an alleged clash of two gangs in the early hours of Thursday at Parra.  The fight appears to have been between drug peddlers from the African country and an Anjuna-Chapora-based gang of Goan drug peddlers. According to sources, the attack was the fallout of a recent drug bust where an African national was nabbed in Panaji by the Narcotics Control Bureau with cocaine worth over Rs1crore.

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Manohar Parrikar-led BJP govt in Goa soft on crime, Goemkars worldwide demand strict action

 

 

murder of a nigerian at parra in goa

 

Goa: Manohar Parrikar-led BJP govt in Goa soft on crime, Goemkars worldwide demand strict action

 

 
 
 

Reacting to the incident at Parra where a Nigerian was murdered allegedly in a drug-related turf war, followed by the commotion at Porvorim later in the day on Thursday, several small online and offline groups of Goans worldwide condemned the government inaction with one voice. 

 

 

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Goa police need training urgently: GPCC chief Subhash Shirodkar

 

 

PANAJI: Reacting to the murder of a Nigerian national and the ensuing riots in Porvorim, the Congress party in Goa urged the government to deport illegally-staying foreigners from the state.

 

 

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