Thursday, May 15, 2014

New York – Protest against the abduction of G.N. Saibaba


Date – May 15; Time: 5-7pm
Place – Jackson Heights
[in front of Kabab King; 7301 37th Rd (at intersection of 37th Rd and 73rd St) near 74th-Broadway Station on 7 Train and JH-Roosevelt Ave Station on E, F, M, R Train]


FREE DR. SAIBABA, NOW!

Condemn the abduction of Delhi University Prof. GN Saibaba,
by the Indian state security forces!

While the Indian state and its imperialist masters harp about India’s overall advances and continue to portray it as “the largest democracy in the world”, in the very heart of its capital in Delhi, on May 9, 2014, in broad day light, in full view of CCTV monitored by the local police, the Indian security forces, unashamedly assaulted and abducted Delhi University Professor, Dr GN Saibaba.

After Dr. Saibaba, who suffers from 90% disability and is wheelchair bound, was taken away blindfolded from within the university premises, it took a mysterious call to Vasantha, his partner, from some unknown location in Delhi disclosing it to her that her husband was being taken to Gadchiroli in Maharashtram. Since then, according to the Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners’(CRPP) statement, issued in New Delhi on 10-05-2014, the lawyers in Aheri court in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra have confirmed that Dr. Saibaba has been produced before the magistrate and was sent into judicial custody.

Dr GN Saibaba’s is a long standing peoples’ rights activist. He is the joint secretary of the Revolutionary Democratic Front (RDF) and one of the central conveners of the “Forum Against War on People” that spearheaded the mobilisation of public opinion in India and abroad against the shameful “Operation Green Hunt” – another clean name amongst others for the Indian state’s genocidal war on the tribal people of India – that aims to displace millions of people from this mineral rich area of India and auction off the land and its resources to domestic and international mining corporations to exploit.

The voices of intellectuals, progressive and activist across India opposing this genocidal war on people not only reflects the tremendous mass resistance of the Tribal people such as that in Singur, Nandigram and the Lalgarh peoples’ resistance, it also has raised waves of indignation from across the world exposing the true anti-people nature of the Indian state.
The Indian ruling classes engulfed in deep economic and political crisis have deploying the Indian state have adopted increasingly more brutal and draconian measure to eliminate their opponents intensifying repression across the board. It follows that the state and its security forces are directly responsible for war and aggression, wholesale arrests, inhumane treatment in captivity, torture, use of illegal chemicals in extraction of confessions, assassinations and extrajudicial killings.

During the past 5 years alone, the swelling numbers of political prisoners in India and those in captivity, is clear indication of the intensifying oppression and the desperation of the ruling classes in India unable to contain the rising tide of resistance and the struggle of the oppressed people across the country.

Today, tens of thousands including communists, other revolutionaries and progressive people, intellectuals, democratic rights activists, national and religious minorities, and people from all professions, continue to be incarcerated in prisons and interrogation centres across India.

The abduction of Professor GN Saibaba, comes a few days after a similar abduction of Jeevan Chandra, the President of RDF in Uttarakhand, that was carried out by security forces on May 5, for having ‘connections with the Maoists’ and calling for the boycott of the upcoming elections – a typical farce to decide who will represent the fascist state in dealing with the endemic economic, political and social crisis and rising tide of the mass resistance.

According to the CRPP (a convenor of “The International Campaign for the Freedom of All Political Prisoners): “Dr. Saibaba could see this unfolding method in madness of the state and had called for the rallying of all democratic and freedom loving people of the subcontinent resolutely to defeat this war on the people. Every voice that demands justice for Saibaba and his unconditional release will be a step to further strengthen those convictions of ours to stand for what is good for the vast sections of the masses of the people and their struggle to keep alive those dreams for a better world free from all forms of exploitation.”

We join our colleagues in the Indian subcontinent, and express our solidarity in struggle for the release of all political prisoners and condemn the reactionary fascist state in India for transforming the whole country into a prison for its oppressed people and national and religious minorities.

On behalf the steering committee of the International Campaign for the Freedom of All Political Prisoners (ICFAPP) we call on all progressive and democratic minded forces across the world to join protests against the abduction of Dr GN Saibaba and demand the his immediate and unconditional release.

Let us join together to resist and struggle for the freedom of all political prisoners everywhere!

LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY!
FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

WE DEMAND THE IMMEDIATE AND UNCONDITIONAL
RELEASE PROF. GN SAIBABA NOW!

The International Campaign for the Freedom of All Political Prisoners – Steering committee

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Delhi – Press Conference on the abduction, arrest and torture of Dr. G.N. Saibaba


Delhi University Community against Police Repression

Event: Press Conference on the abduction, arrest and torture of Dr. G.N. Saibaba.

Venue: Press Club of India
Date: 14th May 2014 (WEDNESDAY)
Time: 3 pm.

We invite you to a Press Conference condemning the abduction, arrest and on-going mental and physical torture of Dr. GN Saibaba, a well known democratic rights activist and teacher in Delhi University, by the Maharashtra Police. On the 9th of May, plain-clothed Maharashtra police personnel along with some personnel from the Delhi Police abducted Dr. Saibaba in the afternoon around 1:30 pm while he was returning home after examination duty at Daulat Ram College within the university premises. After abducting a wheel-chair bound person with 90% disability, the police flew Dr. Saibaba to Maharashtra where his arrest was declared by DIG Ravindra Kadam in Gadchiroli. Without issuing a warrant, informing the family, or taking into consideration Dr. Saibaba’s physical state, the Maharashtra Police, in complete violation of basic human rights exposed their desperation to attack and silence a democratic voice in the country.

This abduction and arrest comes months after the arbitrary raid conducted at Dr. Saibaba’s residence on charges of ‘stolen property’ in September 2013 followed by an interrogation in January 2014. Dr. Saibaba and his family extended their full cooperation during both the raid and the interrogation. It is believed that Dr. Saibaba has been remanded to judicial custody in Nagpur Central Jail. The university and intellectual community have come together to express outrage at the treatment meted out to Dr. Saibaba by the Maharashtra Police and demands his immediate and unconditional release. The Delhi University Community against Police Repression stands in solidarity with Dr. Saibaba and his family and opposes the systematic targeting of democratic voices by the police force. Well-known intellectuals, activists, teachers, and students from across Delhi will address the press conference in solidarity with Dr. Saibaba.


Some prominent members who will address the media include:


Justice (retd.) Rajendra Sachar

Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU

Arundhathi Roy, Writer

Nandita Narain, DUTA President

A S Vasantha, wife of Dr. GN Saibaba

Pankaj Bisht, Writer and Editor, Samayantar

Sumit Chakravarti, Editor, Mainstream.

Sanjay Kak, Film maker

Vikas Gupta, Prof, DU, Sambhawna

Harish Dhawan, Ram Lal Anand College, PUDR

Rakesh Kumar, Ram Lal Anand College

Ravinder Goel, Satyawati College, DU

Prof. Raghuram, Former President, IP University Teachers Association

Prof. K. J. Mukherjee, JNU

Prof. Burra Srinivas, South Asian University

Prof. Akha Mao, Ambedkar University, Delhi

N Sachin, DUTA Executive, Dyal Singh College


We appeal to you to send a senior correspondent/photographer/cameraperson to the venue to cover the event.

Delhi – Press Conference on the abduction, arrest and torture of Dr. G.N. Saibaba, May 14

Delhi University Community against Police Repression
Event: Press Conference on the abduction, arrest and torture of Dr. G.N. Saibaba.
Venue: Press Club of India
Date: 14th May 2014 (WEDNESDAY)
Time: 3 pm.
We invite you to a Press Conference condemning the abduction, arrest and on-going mental and physical torture of Dr. GN Saibaba, a well known democratic rights activist and teacher in Delhi University, by the Maharashtra Police. On the 9th of May, plain-clothed Maharashtra police personnel along with some personnel from the Delhi Police abducted Dr. Saibaba in the afternoon around 1:30 pm while he was returning home after examination duty at Daulat Ram College within the university premises. After abducting a wheel-chair bound person with 90% disability, the police flew Dr. Saibaba to Maharashtra where his arrest was declared by DIG Ravindra Kadam in Gadchiroli. Without issuing a warrant, informing the family, or taking into consideration Dr. Saibaba’s physical state, the Maharashtra Police, in complete violation of basic human rights exposed their desperation to attack and silence a democratic voice in the country.
This abduction and arrest comes months after the arbitrary raid conducted at Dr. Saibaba’s residence on charges of ‘stolen property’ in September 2013 followed by an interrogation in January 2014. Dr. Saibaba and his family extended their full cooperation during both the raid and the interrogation. It is believed that Dr. Saibaba has been remanded to judicial custody in Nagpur Central Jail. The university and intellectual community have come together to express outrage at the treatment meted out to Dr. Saibaba by the Maharashtra Police and demands his immediate and unconditional release. The Delhi University Community against Police Repression stands in solidarity with Dr. Saibaba and his family and opposes the systematic targeting of democratic voices by the police force. Well-known intellectuals, activists, teachers, and students from across Delhi will address the press conference in solidarity with Dr. Saibaba.
Some prominent members who will address the media include:
Justice (retd.) Rajendra Sachar
Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU
Arundhathi Roy, Writer
Nandita Narain, DUTA President
A S Vasantha, wife of Dr. GN Saibaba
Pankaj Bisht, Writer and Editor, Samayantar
Sumit Chakravarti, Editor, Mainstream.
Sanjay Kak, Film maker
Vikas Gupta, Prof, DU, Sambhawna
Harish Dhawan, Ram Lal Anand College, PUDR
Rakesh Kumar, Ram Lal Anand College
Ravinder Goel, Satyawati College, DU
Prof. Raghuram, Former President, IP University Teachers Association
Prof. K. J. Mukherjee, JNU
Prof. Burra Srinivas, South Asian University
Prof. Akha Mao, Ambedkar University, Delhi
N Sachin, DUTA Executive, Dyal Singh College
We appeal to you to send a senior correspondent/photographer/cameraperson to the venue to cover the event.
- See more at: http://sanhati.com/event/9903/#sthash.FEFJIopB.dpuf

Delhi – Press Conference on the abduction, arrest and torture of Dr. G.N. Saibaba, May 14

Delhi University Community against Police Repression
Event: Press Conference on the abduction, arrest and torture of Dr. G.N. Saibaba.
Venue: Press Club of India
Date: 14th May 2014 (WEDNESDAY)
Time: 3 pm.
We invite you to a Press Conference condemning the abduction, arrest and on-going mental and physical torture of Dr. GN Saibaba, a well known democratic rights activist and teacher in Delhi University, by the Maharashtra Police. On the 9th of May, plain-clothed Maharashtra police personnel along with some personnel from the Delhi Police abducted Dr. Saibaba in the afternoon around 1:30 pm while he was returning home after examination duty at Daulat Ram College within the university premises. After abducting a wheel-chair bound person with 90% disability, the police flew Dr. Saibaba to Maharashtra where his arrest was declared by DIG Ravindra Kadam in Gadchiroli. Without issuing a warrant, informing the family, or taking into consideration Dr. Saibaba’s physical state, the Maharashtra Police, in complete violation of basic human rights exposed their desperation to attack and silence a democratic voice in the country.
This abduction and arrest comes months after the arbitrary raid conducted at Dr. Saibaba’s residence on charges of ‘stolen property’ in September 2013 followed by an interrogation in January 2014. Dr. Saibaba and his family extended their full cooperation during both the raid and the interrogation. It is believed that Dr. Saibaba has been remanded to judicial custody in Nagpur Central Jail. The university and intellectual community have come together to express outrage at the treatment meted out to Dr. Saibaba by the Maharashtra Police and demands his immediate and unconditional release. The Delhi University Community against Police Repression stands in solidarity with Dr. Saibaba and his family and opposes the systematic targeting of democratic voices by the police force. Well-known intellectuals, activists, teachers, and students from across Delhi will address the press conference in solidarity with Dr. Saibaba.
Some prominent members who will address the media include:
Justice (retd.) Rajendra Sachar
Prof. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU
Arundhathi Roy, Writer
Nandita Narain, DUTA President
A S Vasantha, wife of Dr. GN Saibaba
Pankaj Bisht, Writer and Editor, Samayantar
Sumit Chakravarti, Editor, Mainstream.
Sanjay Kak, Film maker
Vikas Gupta, Prof, DU, Sambhawna
Harish Dhawan, Ram Lal Anand College, PUDR
Rakesh Kumar, Ram Lal Anand College
Ravinder Goel, Satyawati College, DU
Prof. Raghuram, Former President, IP University Teachers Association
Prof. K. J. Mukherjee, JNU
Prof. Burra Srinivas, South Asian University
Prof. Akha Mao, Ambedkar University, Delhi
N Sachin, DUTA Executive, Dyal Singh College
We appeal to you to send a senior correspondent/photographer/cameraperson to the venue to cover the event.
- See more at: http://sanhati.com/event/9903/#sthash.FEFJIopB.dpuf