Again all these for a company who boasts of high human values boldly in their website [just open the Indian website of POSCO which displays their mission, vision and core values. Had they honestly stood for these, perhaps such things would never have happened ! ]
Now finally the Supreme Court came to the support of the state government by giving a verdict in favor of it to acquire land for the project the way they had planned for handing it over to the Koreans.
Who owned the land and who possessed it illegally are all matters to be decided by the law.
It is a country where the laws are truly blind. Blind to understand the feelings of helpless individuals who get trapped pathetically when laws get applied blindly! Both the law makers and the law executors seem to be proud of this fact. They are often proud to declare the blind nature of the laws for which they are the custodians and the executors.
When the process of the law and justice proceed blindly, no one with some clear common sense can think otherwise !
I was thinking about this land acquisition affair of Odisha for POSCO.
But here the compensation decided to be paid to the villagers is just Rs.100,000/-. That means the villagers are paid just not even pea nuts. I have no idea, how much was paid to the state government for its 2500 odd acres of land !
Anyway these are wild guess from a common man ! I am not considering those deals that happen behind the curtains !
For that you need to interact with the people of the area in a civilized and humanely manner. You have to convince them of the benefits and show honestly that you would not cheat them and backtrack from your promises. You should not scare the people with your beaconed lights and your offical weapons.
That was why they rallied behind those leaders of yester years to oppose the British rule.
That time it was rather easy. To get rid of the foreigners.
But now what do they do ?