Angela Davis appeals to President to repeal AFSPA

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At an exclusive meet-the-press in Mumbai, American black feminist activist and human rights defender, Angela Davis joined feminists in India spearheading a global women’s campaign appealing to the President of India to use his Constitutional powers and repeal the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). In doing so, she extends her solidarity to the struggles of women in India against the impunity granted to security forces under the AFSPA and the consequent widespread violation of rights in all areas where this law has been in force. In particular, Ms Davis salutes the historic struggle of Irom Chanu Sharmila whose 16 year long fast against the AFSPA helped foreground the issue both nationally, and internationally, saying “I am utterly inspired by Irom Sharmila’s strength and perseverance.”

There has been a global campaign of feminists seeking an end to AFSPA.

The full list of signatories can be seen here.

One thought on “Angela Davis appeals to President to repeal AFSPA

  1. Desmond Coutinho

    Support from Professor would be both appreciated and effective if she travelled to meet Sharmila in Imphal now she is in India. She doesn’t need any additional visa or pass to visit Imphal. And it would be far safer for her to be there than it ever was for her growing up in Birmingham Alabama.

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