Qui sotto un Invito, diramato proprio oggi dal PUCL (People’s Union for Civil Liberties http://www.pucl.org/), a una Press Conf che avrà luogo domattina su Zoom (ore 8,30 in Italia), in merito ai vari arresti politici legati a quella presunta ‘macchinazione’ contro Modi, contestualmente agli incidenti di Bhima Koregaon due anni fa.,,,, l’ultimo della serie è stato l'arresto del gesuita/attivista Stan Swamy, ultra-ottuagenario e da sempre molto impegnato a fianco degli adivasi in particolare in Jharkhand
martedì 20 ottobre 2020
pc 21 ottobre - Conferenza stampa dall'India contro gli arresti politici di intellettuali anti regime fascista indutva di Modi
Press Conference Invite
Political Parties & Eminent persons will jointly address this press conference :
• to condemn the illegal arrests of 16 activists implicated in the Bhima Koregaon Conspiracy Case
• to demand the release of all the arrested prisoners
Dear Madam / Sir,
There was nationwide outrage over the recent arrest in Ranchi by the NIA of 83 year old Father Stan Swamy, on 8th October, 2020, in the Bhima Koregaon case. Despite him being a patient of Parkinson’s disease and suffering other health problems, he is now in jail. Similarly writer and poet Sh. Varavara Rao, 80 years has been languishing in Jail for more than two years. Despite being seriously ill and having suffered COVID and subsequent hospitalisation, even bail is being denied to him. Apart from these two, there are five others currently incarcerated in this case who are senior citizens being held without any role in the criminal conspiracy of the Bhima Koregaon violence that happened on 1st January, 2018.
A total of 16 people have been arrested under the UAPA in this case, which include the recently arrested 3 cultural activists of the Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), Ramesh Gaichor, Sagar Ghogre and Jyoti Jagtap, as well as thinker, writers and academics Anand Teltumbde, Gautam Navlakha, Shoma Sen, Hany Baby, lawyers, Sudha Bharadwaj, Surendra Gadling, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira, who are all also trade unionists, and activists Sudhir Dhawale, Mahesh Raut and Rona Wilson, who are all being held in prison in this completely fabricated and motivated case.
This Press conference has been organized by PUCL to condemn the role of investigating agencies in carrying out these illegal arrests, to highlight the humanitarian crisis and misuse of UAPA to criminalise dissent and to demand the release of all 16 activists arrested in this case.
It will be addressed by the following members of political parties and civil society representatives :
1. Mr. Hemant Soren, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jharkhand.
2. Mr. Sitaram Yechury, Ex-MP, General Secretary, CPI(M).
3. Mr. D. Raja, MP (Rajya Sabha), General Secretary, CPI.
4. Ms. Supriya Sule, MP (Lok Sabha), NCP.
5. Ms. Kanimozhi, MP (Lok Sabha), DMK.
6. Mr. Shashi Tharoor, MP (Lok Sabha), INC.
7. Prof. Jean Dreze, Eminent economist.
8. Fr. Dr. Marianus Kujur, Director, XISS, Ranchi.
9. Ms. Dayamani Barla, well known tribal rights activist.
10. Mr. Mihir Desai, Senior Advocate, Bombay HC and Vice President, PUCL.
11. Ms. Rupali Jadhav, Kabir Kala Manch.
The ZOOM link to the call which will start sharp at 1200 pm (noon) on Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 is:The ZOOM link to the call which will start sharp at 1200 pm (noon) on Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 is:
Meeting ID: 844 1326 1787
We request you to send a reporter to cover the Press Conference.
Dr. V. Suresh, General Secretary, (9444231497)
For more details please contact:
Kavita Srivastava, National Secretary, 9351562965
Mihir Desai, Vice President, 9821138056
V Suresh, General Secretary, 9444231497