My name is Robert P Minz, Since the year 2006 I had been running a small petrol pump in Ranchi Town of Jharkhand State of India.but on 24th July 2018 the officials of the Municipal Corporation and the government colluded to take over a part of my land illegally without sanction of the State Government (ruled by the BJP). Although there are other areas whereas the traffic problem is more acute the Government is trying to construct a flyover in Kantatoli Chowk becuae the population here consists mainly of Muslims, Christians, Scheduled Tribes and Castes who the BJP does not consider to be their vote bank and the officials used brute force to take over their lands with the help of at least 15 bulldozers and more than 1000 security personnel and razed more than three hundred buildings within 6 hours starting at 6 AM in the morning without adequate notice and without any compensation. Please see video below:
I filed cases in the High Court of Jharkhand but the officials continued to pressurize me to hand over my land. They first sealed my Petrol Pump on 15-4-2019 without any order of a competent authority and as I continued to protest officials threatened to cancel the No Objection Certificate for running my Petrol Pump. Sine the last three months I am unable to run my petrol pump. See video below:
Minorities in India are being persecuted one way or another. All my resources are being sucked into fighting legal battles whereas sources of income have been blocked. Under these circumstances I am making an effort to start another venture to provide income as well as educate young people by introducing them to scale models and in this way give them knowledge about trains, airplanes etc. I, therefore, plan to start a scale model museum featuring scale models of trains, airplanes, ships etc. Please see images below:
These are examples of what I plan to do. But it will be difficult for me to complete the set up without some help from you. I have purchased some low cost items but a lot of money would be required. So I would request you to extend a helping hand. No amount can be too small. I shall be grateful for whatever you can give. The thrill and joy that young kids will experience in itself would be a satisfying reward. You will also be helping children learn by seeing things in action through live models.