A PUBLIC MEETING
FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND THACKERAY’S LEGACY
IN THE CONTEXT OF
ARRESTS OF SHAHEEN DHADHA AND RAINU SRINIVASAN
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
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