Battle for the soul of Jamshedpur8 min read 25 Jul 2018, 11:46 AM IST
The legal battle to constitute a municipal body to take over the civic infrastructure in Jamshedpur may be heading for a denouement
Jamshedpur: Jawaharlal Sharma has been stirring the pot for 30 years and, even at 74, he remains just as dedicated to the cause as he was when he started out in 1988. A rights activist, Sharma has been fighting Tata Steel Ltd and the state government of Jharkhand (Bihar previously) for the creation of a municipal body to take over the civic infrastructure in Jamshedpur. The Supreme Court reacted to Sharma’s latest public interest litigation (PIL) filed on 13 July, asking the Jharkhand state government and Tata Steel to respond. At least for now, this battle seems to be heading for a denouement. Jamshedpur, as we have known it for almost 90 years, may change forever.