Public Meeting- Freedom of Speech and Thackerya’s Legacy @21Nov #Mumbai


COMMITTEE FOR THE PROTECTION OF DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS

MUMBAI

INVITES YOU

TO

A PUBLIC MEETING

ON

 

FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THACKERAY’S LEGACY

IN THE CONTEXT OF

ARRESTS OF SHAHEEN DHADHA AND RAINU SRINIVASAN

 

ADDRESSED BY

 

JUSTICE H. SURESH, Retired Judge, Bombay High Court

JATIN DESAI, Journalist

SACHIN KALBAG, Editor in Chief, Midday

 

 

AT THE PRESS CLUB OF INDIA

(Opp. BMC, Nagar Palika Marg )

BETWEEN 5 PM TO 7 PM

ON

21ST NOVEMBER 2012

 

 

The shameful arrests of two women, Shaheen Dhadha and Rainu Srinivasan for expressing an opinion shared by many on the Mumbai shut down due to Thackerey’s death is not only condemnable because of an increasing intolerance of voices raised against fascist forces but also reflective of the state fascism. One needs to strongly protest against such attempts by the state to misuse the law to curtail the democratic right of the citizens to speak their mind and express their opinions freely especially of political dissent in order to protect our constitutional rights which have been achieved after long political struggle.

 

Please attend the meeting and circulate this invite so that a strong collective voice can be raised against these repressive measures against our democratic right to dissent.

 

P. A SEBASTIAN

GENERAL SECRETARY, CPDR

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