S. Peter Paul Raj, the founder and managing Trustee of Good Samaritan Mission has taken an initiative to oppose the demolitions in city by observing a ‘One Day Token Fast’ at Azaid Maidan on 30th January coinciding with the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Peter Paul Raj and his associates condemned the demolitions and said that ‘Demolitions are a National Loss’, and a threat to the stability of society. In addition, he and his associates are of the opinion that the present ‘Systems of Contractual Labour are Equally Hazardous’ as has been prove time and again.
According to Peter Paul Raj, “The intention of our NGO is not to interfere with the normal working of Maharashtra government. The only intention is to find a way to stop this unwarranted loss. In future such mistakes won’t be repeated.”
The mission plans to network with social workers working for other NGO’s, individuals who support this vision and affected people. We also aim to create awareness by visiting the societies not to buy the flats which are illegal as they may have to undergo heavy losses due to demolition.
When asked why he had opted for a one day hunger strike Peter Paul Raj replied, “We want make people aware about the loss of property within a day. If we receive good response from public then I might go for an indefinite protest to providing justice to the common man. The government should form a committee for monitoring illegal development so that nobody incurs loss due to demolition activities.”