Friday, October 2, 2009

PRESS CONFERENCE

BHARAT -BACHAO- ANDOLAN

"FOR A NATIONAL STRUGGLE AGAINST IMPERIALISM & ZIONISM"

PRESS CONFERENCE



"MODI, THE INDIAN STATE, THE POLITICS OF COMMUNAL ENCOUNTER KILLINGS
& THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR"


:CHIEF GUEST:
MUKUL SINHA (distinguished Lawyer & Trade Unionist from Gujarat)

:SPEAKERS:
PRATIMA JOSHI (Senior Columnist - Maharashtra Times), URMILA PAWAR (Poetess & Writer), FEROZE MITHIBORWALA (National Convenor - Awami Bharat), GHAZALA AZAD (Muslim Intellectual Forum) & JYOTI BADEKAR (Marathi Bharti)

VENUE: PRESS CLUB, AZAD MAIDAN, CST, MUMBAI.
DATE: 3rd October '09 (Saturday) / TIME: 3-5pm


The recent revelations have once again underlined the fact that the encounter killings in the case of Ishrat Jahan, Sohrabuddin as well as the rest, were faked by the police with the silent complicity & more, by Right-Wing sections both within the Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the Congress.

The US-Israeli Imperial doctrine & rhetoric of a 'Global War on Terror' has been imbibed by both our political & corporate media elite & these in turn created the social conditions that have led to the heightened phase of Islamophobia & thus the communalization of encounter killings.

As we approach the Maharashtra state elections, we will also be discussing the attitude of the 'secular' governments & their own role in covering up encounter deaths.

Thus Mukul Sinha, who is leading the struggle in Gujarat against the fascist Modi regime & who is one of the leading lights of the legal fraternity as well as the Trade Union Movement, will both be dissecting the encounter killings as well as delving into the National & International political, economic & religio-ethnic issues that are creating this crisis.



:ORGANIZERS:
ASLAM GHAZI, KISHORE JAGTAP, ASIF KHAN, RESHMA JAGTAP, AVINASH KAMBLE, MUNAWAR AZAD
YAVAR KAZI, MUNAWWAR AZAD, GHAZALA AZAD, VILAS GAIKWAD, ARIF KAPADIA & JYOTI BADEKAR


Sayeed Khan, Varsha V V, Arif Kapadia, Chetna Birje (Awami Bharat), Rehan Ansari, Kazim Malik (Jamaat-i-Islami-Hind), Dinu Randive (Senior Journalist), Sudhir Dhawale, Shyam Sonar (Republican Panther), Maulana Milli Rehman (All India Milli Council), (National Minorities Federation), Jagdish Nagarkar, Mulniwasi Mala (Phule-Ambedkari Vichar Manch), Madhav Wagh, Dattatreya Dalvi (OBC Parishad),
Amol Madame (Republican People of India), Harshvardhan Vartak (Marathi Bharti), Mehmood Parvez Ansari (NEEDS), Pooja Badekar,
Tejasvini Bhonkar (Vidyarthi Bharti), Shadab Sheikh (Muslim Intellectual Forum), Valjibhai Virash (Gujrati Intellectual Forum),
Harshavardhan Vartak (Hindu Vikasini), Vilas Gaikwad (Jhunzaar - Republican Students Organization),
Christian Panther (Tito Eapen) & Aarti Balekar, Nilesh Pokade (Yuva Sarkar)



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JAI HIND !!! JAI BHARAT !!
FOR A SOUTH ASIAN UNION !!
ONE ASIA - UNITED ASIA !!
INQUILAB ZINDABAD !!

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