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India: Protest blatant bullying in the name of religion in Baroda art school

Call to Participate to participate in Ahmedabad sit-in

Stand up for democratic rights to free expression

Tuesday 22 May 2007

Calling students, artists, poets, journalists, film-makers, designers, art historians, critics, art lovers, doctors, architects, scientists, writers, lawyers, activists and all other citizens!

The recent Sangh Parivar [Hindu Right] offensive against the Fine Arts Faculty of M.S. University is another episode of blatant bullying in the name of religion.
A Dharna [Sit-in] is organised to demand:

1. Dismissal of case against Chandra Mohan
2. Immediate revoking of the suspension order against Dr. Shivaji
Panikkar
3. Vice-Chancellor’s resignation/removal for his inability to take any action against the intruders

We, the citizens against fascism, stand for our democratic rights to free expression. Please do come in large numbers to strengthen the voice.

Venue: In front of Town Hall, Ellisbridge, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad
Date: Wednesday, 23rd May 2007
Time: 5:00 pm onwards

Please circulate this email to as many people as possible. Thanks! For details please contact: (91) 98240 26069 (Pravin Mishra), (91) 079 26463792, 26447691 (Imran Ali)