Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai vindicated

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 Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai who had challenged her off- loading from the London bound flight  got a huge boost when the Delhi Excessive Courtroom issued notice to the centre on a plea filed by Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai . Justice Rajiv Shakdher issued notice to the house ministry, Bureau of Immigration and the IB and requested them to file their responses by Feb 6.  Approaching the courtroom, Pillai stated her offloading was “unlawful and arbitrary” and she had a legitimate enterprise visa for six months to go to London the place she was scheduled to tackle British parliamentarians Jan 14.

  In a shocking incident few days back Pillai, who was offloaded from the aircraft by immigration officials on January 11, was scheduled to visit London to make a presentation before British MPs regarding alleged human rights violation at Mahan in Madhya Pradesh where a proposed coal mining project was threatening to uproot the lives of the local communities. Her off-loading sparked off a major controversy and the government faced the ire for the act.

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