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28Jan/16
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Justice for Rohith Vemula – Killed by Institutional Brahmanical Casteism! Candelight Vigil in London

M Ghazali Khan

LONDON — Representatives of rights groups, Indian diaspora and Dalit organizations marked India’s Republic Day eve by holding a candlelit vigil outside the Indian High Commission in London.

A press release issued by the South Asia Solidarity Group described the vigil as a display of solidarity with the hunger-striking students of the University of Hyderabad and other places across India against the “institutional murder of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula by university authorities and Indian cabinet ministers.”

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11Dec/15
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Powerful protest against the Narendra Modi- Shinzo Abe Nuclear Agreement

South Asia Solidarity Group(SASG) and Japan Against Nuclear(JAN) along with Kick Nuclear held a powerful  protest against the Narendra Modi- Shinzo Abe Nuclear Agreement  outside the Japanese Embassy in London on Friday December 11, 2015. They demanded the scrapping of the impending Japan-India Nuclear Agreement and the creation of a nuclear free zone in South Asia. Continue reading

25Nov/15
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STOP THE JAPAN-INDIA NUCLEAR AGREEMENT! IT IS A GLOBAL DISASTER IN THE MAKING!

PROTEST: FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Japanese Embassy, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT

It is now nearly 5 years since Fukushima but its disastrous fallout is continuing to profoundly affect Japan and much of the Pacific. Against this background the Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is due to visit India, on 12-13 December, to sign a nuclear agreement with Indian PM, Narendra Modi. The effects are likely to be catastrophic. The anti-nuclear movements in Japan and India are fighting to stop the deal.

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13Nov/15
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The ‪#‎ModiNotWelcome protests in London

#‎ModiNotWelcome protests in London at Downing Street and Parliament Square, organized by the Awaaz Network of which South Asia Solidarity Group is a constituent organisation, were attended by thousands of people. They included members of women’s organisations, left South Asian groups, Dalit, Sikh and Kashmiri groups as well as a Nepali contingent.

Slogans such as ‘Modi, Modi you can’t hide- you committed genocide’ and ‘Modi, Modi, RSS, Nazi Fascism No Less’ and ‘David Cameron – Shame, Shame – inviting Modi – Not in Our Name’ pursued Modi as he moved from Downing Street to Parliament Square.  As he hypocritically laid flowers at the Gandhi statue, even as his party prepares to celebrate the death anniversary Gandhi’s killer, Nathuram Godse,  the crowd which lined the square roared ‘shame on you’ !

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26Oct/15

Black, South Asian and Minority Women’s Organisations and Academics write to Narendra Modi about gender violence

PRESS RELEASE 15 October 2015

For immediate release

Black, South Asian and Minority Women’s Organisations and Academics write to Narendra Modi about gender violence

With less than a month to go till Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK, all the major South Asian, Black and minority ethnic women’s organisations involved in combatting violence against women, together with more than 20 prominent South Asian women academics from British universities have written to Narendra Modi expressing their deep disquiet about the escalation of violence against women since he came to power. Citing detailed evidence, they write that they are particularly concerned about the Indian Prime Minister’s relationship with the RSS which they describe as ‘a paramilitary organisation modelled on the Italian Fascist and German Nazi parties known, along with its allied groups, for its violent misogyny openly displayed in the pronouncements of its leaders’.

They write that Mr Modi’s cabinet ‘includes a number of ministers against whom criminal cases, including rape, are pending’ and urge him to dismiss them and also dismiss, Amit Shah who, they note ‘directly incited rape’ in April 2014 calling on Hindus to ‘take revenge’ on ‘those who have been ill treating our mothers and sisters’. Citing a number of instances of rape by men from groups allied to the RSS they point out that Mr Modi did not condemn the rapists or launch an investigation into the right-wing Hindu organisations which support them.

Finally they urge the Prime Minister to make his position clear: ‘ Do you approve of the hate crimes, patriarchal violence and misogyny perpetrated by the RSS and its affiliated organisations? If not, we urge you to openly condemn these organisations’.

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