i have always rather liked medha patkar, although not the assorted harpies who have latched on to her such as arundhati roy, teesta setalvad, et al.
i could also never make up my mind about the sardar sarovar, partly because i respectfully listened to medha patkar's POV.
but this makes me wonder: has she been corrupted enough by her associates to get into subverting the system? after all, subverting the courts through any and all means is a specialty of teesta setalvad. if teesta does not like a ruling, she'll go back to court again and again and again until finally they give up and issue a ruling she likes. her father was a chief justice, i think, so i am sure she does put pressure on judges through informal channels as well.
i am not a big fan of big dams. nor am i a big fan of unreasonable obstructionism. this is why i have been ambivalent about the sardar sarovar.
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Probe Medha's foreign links, MPs urge PM
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Documents reveal attempt to woo judiciary
Two Members of Parliament from Gujarat have urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to order an inquiry into the shocking evidence suggesting Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar tried to influence the Government and the judiciary to obtain a favourable verdict in a case against her NGO in the Supreme Court.