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Images from rally in Dandeli on September 30, 2003

(© Subramanya Sastry)

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Rally passing through Dandeli. This picture shows the rally passing through the bus stand The rally waits at an intersection in Dandeli. The picture shows women from the surrounding villages who have been affected by the pollution of the Kali River by WCPM The rally entered the WCPM campus and waited outside the gate of the auditorium where the annual meeting of the shareholders was conducted. The picture shows a shareholder being approached by the protesters and asked to raise the issue of pollution in the meeting.
The picture shows a shareholder being passed a leaflet and asked to raise the issue of pollution and effluent treatment plant in the shareholder meeting. The picture shows a shareholder being passed a leaflet and asked to raise the issue of pollution and effluent treatment plant in the shareholder meeting. The picture shows a shareholder being passed a leaflet and asked to raise the issue of pollution and effluent treatment plant in the shareholder meeting.
The rally moves to meet Chandak at his office after the shareholder meeting. The pictures shows the big police presence at the meeting. There were about 30-40 police(wo)men for about 50-60 protestors at the rally. The picture shows the rally waiting outside the building of the offices of WCPM. The police has stopped the rally from entering further. Ultimately, everyone was allowed to meet Chandak (Executive Director, West Coast Paper Mills) inside after the protestors stood their ground and refused to go. The picture shows the people in a conference room with Chandak. This was probably the first time that these people got a hearing with Chandak.
   
  The picture shows one of the women telling Chandak and other company executives how she is being affected by pollution.