Even as the horrific acts of terror attempt to divide usand create insecurity and helplessness, we as citizens must notconcede. While we condemn the bomb blasts in the cities of Bangalore andAhmedabad and mourn the loss of lives of innocent fellow citizens, there isanurgent need to build a resolve against terror
- by demanding better security and anti-terrorism measuresfrom the State,
- by fostering greater anti-terrorism preparedness amongcitizens
- by refusing to participate in any backlash and byresisting those who spread hatred
- by working actively towards building peace and harmony.
Citizens for Peace, in solidarity with AGNI, AmanBiradari, ANHAD, Ashoka Innovators for the Pubic , AVEHI, Bombay SarvodayaMandal, Citizens for Justice and Peace, Human Rights LawNetwork, Karmayog, Mohalla Committee Movement Trust,Muslims for Secular Democracy, Parivartan: a Need for Change, PRAJA, PUKAR,and several other organisations, invites you to a short and solemn event with music and poetry as well as readings on peace by Shyam Benegal, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Nandita Das and several others from different walks oflife. There will be no speeches. We will also sign a joint Declaration demanding action from the State.
We see this peace meeting as part of an on-going effort tobuild a cohesive citizens network to defeat the forces of hatred and terror.Please join us in our endeavour to build peace and harmony in our country.
Date: August 6th, 2008Time : 5.15 pm to 6.30 pm sharp
Venue: Patkar Hall, SNDT Womens University, ChurchgateFor more information,
(Office) Phone: 022-22830022