A statement expressing solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest – Nov 27, 2020

“Humein Covid se darr nahin lagta, lekin humaare saath jo bhed-bhaav ho raha hai, us se lagta hai” (“We are not afraid of Covid, we are afraid of the discrimination against us”) – NDTV, Nov 27, 2020 The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia stands unequivocally in support of farmers protesting the threeContinue reading “A statement expressing solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest – Nov 27, 2020”

Global Diaspora Alliance Protest

On October 25, 2020, a protest against fascism in India held by various solidarity groups across the world took place. Here are some posters and glimpses from the protest. Scroll down further to view the message of solidarity and the alliance twitter feed.

A statement expressing concern over NIA actions in the Bhima-Koregaon case

View statement and list of signatories More than a thousand members of the scientific and academic community from universities in India as well as abroad signed a statement expressing the concern over NIA actions in the Bhima-Koregaon case.”We feel a deep disquiet in the scientific and academic community about the shrinking democratic space in theContinue reading “A statement expressing concern over NIA actions in the Bhima-Koregaon case”

Statement Denouncing the Ram Janmabhoomi Celebrations on Aug 5, 2020, at Times Square, NYC

Sign the Petition to Stop the Celebration of Hatred at Times Square, New York City While the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the BJP-led government is forging ahead with its dangerous agenda of destroying the syncretic culture of India and compromising the Indian Constitution itself. An outlandish celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for theContinue reading “Statement Denouncing the Ram Janmabhoomi Celebrations on Aug 5, 2020, at Times Square, NYC”

Release Varavara Rao

We have watched with growing horror the treatment meted out to the 81 years old revolutionary poet, Varavara Rao by the Indian state. Varavara Rao has been incarcerated in Taloja jail in Mumbai for almost two years. According to the latest media reports and press conferences held by his family, Varavara Rao was exhibiting signsContinue reading “Release Varavara Rao”

Delhi Police: Immediately Stop the Persecution of Activists and Protesters

We, the undersigned, are outraged at the harassment and recent arrests of students and other activists on fabricated charges under the draconian Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). The Government of India (GoI), acting through the Delhi Police, is targeting activists who participated in non-violent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). In the midst ofContinue reading “Delhi Police: Immediately Stop the Persecution of Activists and Protesters”

“Reason” With Director Anand Patwardhan – Oct 26, 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019Award-Winning Documentary“Reason”WithDirector Anand Patwardhan Bartos Theatre MIT, 9:30 am film start – 12:30 – 1:30pm lunch1:30pm panelA conversation with film director Anand Patwardhan &Professor Sana Aiyar, History, MITProfessor Amartya Sen, Economics & Philosophy, Harvard

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