End the Siege of
Solidarity Caravan from
Saturday 24th June, 2010
4-6pm, Dosti Trust office, Sadhbhavna Sangh, Arya Soap Premises, 16 Hansraj Lane, Kiddy Land Nursery, Mankeshwar Mandir, near Byculla Police Station (East), Mumbai
Our proposal is that an Asian land convoy leaves from New Delhi mid-September and travels across Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and ultimately through the Rafah Crossing into Gaza-Palestine!!
Come September and all international road, air and shipping routes will lead to
The terrible massacre aboard the Mavi Marmara on 31 May 2010 has brought a sea change in international opinion against the inhumane siege on the people of
Citizens around the world have responded to the plight of the Palestinian people and are taking action to help break the blockade which is suffocating the lives of the people of
We as Asians must do our part. We must join with movements from across the world to support an end to the imperialist occupation of
There is an ongoing international effort to lead a gigantic land convoy to reach
Viva Palestina has organized more than 500 vehicles & 60 Ships, whilst the European campaign to End the Siege of Gaza will be sending more than 9000 delegates. Convoys from North and
Our proposal is that an Asian land convoy leaves from New Delhi mid-September and travels across Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and ultimately through the Rafah Crossing into Gaza-Palestine. The Asian convoy will be joined by delegations and vehicles in each of the nine countries through which it passes. In each country public meetings, press conferences, meetings with mass organizations and political parties will be organised along the way.
This historic venture will also provide us with an opportunity to deepen the processes of Asian solidarity.
We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people in their quest for a state of their own. We express our solidarity to the Palestinian liberation movement in its struggle for democracy and social, economic, political and civil rights and salute the courageous Palestinian people in their struggle against imperialism.
Please make it possible to attend a meeting to prepare and join in this solidarity action to resist imperialism.
Prakash Ambedkar (Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh, National President), Comrade Prakash Reddy (CPI, Mumbai Secretary), S S Yadav (Advisor, RPI-Athawale), Namdeo Dhasal, Com. Saeed (CPM, State Committee), Brigadier Sudhir Sawant (Shivrajya Party, State President), Com. Sanjay Singhvi (CPI-ML, Central Committee), Nazar Mahdoo (Jamat-i-Islami, State President), Maulana Mustakeem Azmi (Jamiat-i-Ulema-i-Hind), Sarfaraz Arzu (Editor, Hindustan Daily), Meraj Siddiqui (Muslim Intellectual Forum), Com. Vasudevan (Blue Star Union), Sunil Khobragade (Editor, Mahanayak), Aslam Ghazi, Fazal Shaad, Sudhir Dhawale (Republican Panther), Farouk Mapkar, Yavar Ali Qazi, Jyoti Bedekar (Vidyarthi Bharti), Ghazala Azad.
On behalf of the India-Palestine People’s Solidarity Forum:
Ashim Roy (NTUI), Feroze Mithiborwala (Bharat Bachao Andolan), Kishore Jagtap (Awami Bharat), Varsha Vidya Vilas (Sadbhavna Sangh), Sandeep Pandey (Asha Pariwar), Dr. Tasleem Rehmani (Muslim Political Council of India), Akshya Kumar (Navnirman Samiti).