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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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



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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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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South Asia Solidarity Group Condemns the Burning Alive of Dalit Children in India

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South Asia Solidarity Group Condemns the Burning Alive of Dalit Children in India 

One of Britain’s key activist organisations, South Asia Solidarity Group (SASG), has applauded the courage of the more than 40 writers, to date, who have returned literary awards from India’s prestigious Sahitya Academy in protest against the attacks on freedom of expression and the killings, harassment and intimidation of members of minority communities and Dalits.

Condemning the burning to death of two Dalit children in Haryana as an exercise in “barbarism and a naked display of brutal upper-caste Hindu supremacy” a spokesperson for SASG said in a statement issued today:  “In 18 months of BJP-rule anti-minority and anti-Dalit violence has escalated to a horrifying degree.
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