The agitation by farmers in Baliapal and Bhograi blocks in Balasore district in Orissa against establishment of a missile test range, the National Test Range (NTR) prompted PUDR to undertake a fact finding. This report published in 1988, and examining the protest of the famers also points towards the anti-poor development being undertaken in Orissa since independence.
This small handout, both in Hindi and English, talks about the 50th Amendment Bill, presented in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in 1988. The manner in which this bill was presented clearly shows unconcerned attitude of the state towards citizen’s fundamental rights to life. This kind of attempt was not even made during Indira Gandhi’s emergency regime.