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Manoj Kumar Misra Discusses Why the Site For the 2010 Commonwealth Games Village Is Illegal

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New Delhi-This morning I met with Manoj Kumar Misra of the Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan organization. www.peaceinst.org

Mr. Misra is against the building of the 2010 Commonwealth Games Village in its present location in the Yamuna River floodplain, which he believes to be illegal under Delhi law despite the fact that the construction is proceeding at quick pace.

In this video which I have posted on YouTube he explains why.

This is is the first video to be featured on this blog. Soon they will be embedded directly into the blog, but out of a desire to get this up quickly and continue writing I’m simply linking to it. This is six minutes of a half hour interview that I will probably post a few other bits of. The article this interview will contribute to will run in The Caravan magazine in the next few weeks.

Mr. Misra and the organization he represents have taken their fight against the Commonwealth Games Village being built in the floodplain to the Indian Supreme Court. They are currently awaiting a verdict due in October on whether or not the village being built to house participants will be torn down after the games or sold to private owners.

Click here to see the video

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Written by Justin Vela

July 25, 2009 at 9:47 am

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