Save Lalbagh Campaign, 26th April 2009

Dear Friends


Thank you very much for your overwhelming support and response to the appeal issued by “Hasiru Usiru” to the Chief Minister of Karnataka to “STOP, CONSULT, REDESIGN” the southern reach of the Bangalore Metro project.  The appeal has been endorsed by over 2,000 people in less than 48 hours! 

We also thank folks who have turned up for the protests and request many more to join in, so we may ensure Mr. Ashok, Karnataka’s Transport Minister, will keep his commitment that the ongoing work will stop on the southern reach of the Bangalore Metro.

Now that the elections are over, “Hasiru Usiru” renews its street protests against the southern reach of the Metro. 
We request you to join in large numbers on Sunday, 26th April 2009, 10.30 am at Lalbagh West Gate. 
A parallel protest is being held at Lakshman Rao Park (Nanda Road, 32nd Cross) by mothers and grandmothers of  Jayanagar, J. P. Nagar and Banashankari, under the initiative of Sanmathi – a women’s collective

We look forward to your presence in tomorrow’s protest against the illegal and environmentally destructive southern reach of the Bangalore Metro. We must ensure the alignment is changed and the Metro must serve the needs of the present and future generations without wrecking Bangalore’s heritage, public commons and its progressive development.

Meanwhile please spread the word about out online petition to the Chief Minister accessible at:

More details about the issue can be accessed at: and  You can also track news about our campaign at:

Finally, we will be grateful for donations to subsidise the costs of this campaign.

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