WHY WE ARE HOLDING A PEACEFUL PROTEST/RALLY:
• During Baba Ramdev’s peaceful hunger-strike, on 5th June 2011 at Ram lila Grounds in Delhi, India over 60,000 sleeping civilians, who were also fasting, were brutally attacked by the Police in the middle of night under the Indian Government’s instructions.
• Children were separated from their parents. Women were forced onto the roads when there was no public transport available. Tear-gas shells were fired in the closed tent against safety rules. Thousands were admitted to the hospitals, some of them remain critical.
• Anti-corruption bill demanded by Anna Hazare is being sidelined by the Indian Government
"CORRUPTION IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF POVERTY IN INDIA" – LETS STOP IT.
To show our solidarity we are holding a peaceful protest at:
ON: Sunday 19th June 2011
AT: Old Palace Yard, Opposite the Houses of Parliament, London, SW1P 3JY
AT 12pm till 2.30pm.
By holding this protest we would like to show our solidarity with the citizens of India. We would like to show our support to Baba Ramdev & Anna Hazare and all other leaders who are fighting against Corruption in India.
For further information contact:
Madhava Turumella: 07876616883, Sanjay Jagatia: 07805 054776, Munaben Chauhan: 07974 320202, Darshanlal Sohal: 07803 149781, Ravi Sharma: 0208 5542143, Nanjibhai Halai: 07951 862184, Swarn Ghataura: 07783 524454, PYPT Office: 0141 4277510
ALL PROTESTERS WILL BE WEARING BLACK ARMBANDS AS A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY TO THE INNOCENT PEOPLE OF INDIA WHO WERE BRUTALLY HURT BY THE INDIAN POLICE ON 5TH JUNE.
PLEASE ARRANGE COACHES FROM ALL OVER THE UK – WE NEED TO PROTEST IN LARGE NUMBERS
5th June 2011 is one of the darkest days in the History of Independent India. Thousands of human beings assembled at a place where they thought they were absolutely safe. This false sense of safety was offered to them by the very same Government which encouraged them to gather there in the first place. But little did the assembled people know that in the middle of the night they would get brutally assaulted and forcefully removed by the Indian Police.
Every Indian citizen has a right to protest, but the Indian Government has unconstitutionally assaulted the peaceful protesters in blatant breach of Indian Citizen’s constitutional rights.
The agitators were exercising their fundamental constitutional rights – the freedom of speech and expression. Detention, beating, forcedly removing people, firing tear-gas into a sleeping crowd, separating children from their parents, frightening children, was therefore a gross violation of their fundamental rights.
More over the Indian Government as a face saving method is trying to divide the protesters by labelling them as ‘Communal and Secular’.
We totally condemn these vile tactics. We want to stand as one voice. All Indian citizens equally pay taxes so why can’t they protest and show their displeasure when their hard earned tax money is stolen by the highest authorities in the Government who continue to steal billions of rupees of Tax payers money and stash it away in foreign Banks!
• Is it wrong to call a thief a thief?
• Is it wrong to protest against theft of national property?
If not, then why did the Indian Government attack the peaceful protesters in the middle of the night! They could have asked the protesters to disperse in the morning!
Here in the UK, Many NRI’s & PIO’s have been gravely saddened and concerned at the events in India. We condemn the brutal violence on the Indian Citizens.