03Aug/11

Statement on Nandigram

STATEMENT ON THE NANDIGRAM ATROCITIES BY SOUTH ASIA SOLIDARITY GROUP

19 March 2007

“Bodies were scattered all over the paddy fields smeared with blood. The injured were screaming for help, and policemen kept kicking them.”  – Ehsan, resident of Bhangabhera village at Nandigram (Hindustan Times, March 15) “It was like a war. I don’t know where my family members are.” – Saber, another villager (Hindustan Times, March 15)

 

 

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03Aug/11

Protest against Gender Violence

BRITISH SOUTH ASIAN GROUPS PROTEST CASTE AND GENDER VIOLENCE AND DEMAND JUSTICE FOR BANT SINGH! 

A savage and barbaric assault by powerful Congress Party-backed Jat landlords has left Bant Singh, Dalit leader of the Mazdoor Mukti Morcha (All-India Agrarian Labour Association) in Mansa, Punjab, with both hands and one leg amputated. His ‘crime’ was his sustained resistance to upper caste power and violence, and in particular, his struggle to bring his minor daughter’s rapists to justice. This case is currently generating massive protests in Punjab.

 

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