Protest march in Bangalore on Thursday

I received this via email and I thought I’d pass it along. Feel free to pass it along to your friends.

Coalition For Democracy

Walk for your freedom….Rally for your Rights

Recent events in Mangalore and elsewhere in Karnataka have left many common citizens shocked and seething. girls beaten in public, hatred being spread amongst different communities … with self styled leaders of violent and intolerant outfits openly threatening and intimidating citizens with impunity both on television and in newspapers. the response of our government has only heightened our sense of insecurity and make us sceptical about the commitment of our government to protect our fundamental freedoms guaranteed by our constitution. 

(Part III.Fundamental Rights.Arts. 15-16.)

15. (1) The State shall not discriminate against any citizen on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them.

(2) No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any disability, liability, restriction or condition with regard to

(a) access to shops, public restaurants, hotels and places of public entertainment; … 

We can no longer be mute spectators and allow the state and other groups to infringe on our rights as Indian citizens.

Bengaluru marches for our rights… A peaceful, non-violent protest march

From Banappa Park (behind Ulsoor Gate Police Station start of K.G.Road)

to Chik Lal Bagh ( Majestic)

on Thursday, the 12th of February 2009 at 2.30pm

The citizens of Bengaluru will submit a memorandum to the governor seeking the resignation of the home minister of Karnataka and the governors affirmative action in ensuring strict enforcement of the law to effectively curb the subversive efforts of unscrupulous, fascist elements and to thereby inspire confidence amongst the common citizens about securing their fundamental rights.

Send this out to as many as you can. This rally is for our democracy, our civil liberties and for our rights…. for our children and their freedom that is threatened. We must protest, we must nip this evil from raising its ugly head and stop dividing the country and society on communal and prejudiced beliefs. 

Make banners and placards, come with as many as you can gather. We need people of all ages, all backgrounds and men as well as women to march for our voice to be heard.

For more details, please get in touch with Vrunda Bhaskar:

Email: vrunda4 AT yahoo DOT com

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