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 … More Angela Davis appeals to President to repeal AFSPA
Statement from Stand With Irom Sharmila campaign Sand Sculpture at Cuttack, Orissa by artist Himanshu Shekhar Parida, in solidarity with Irom Sharmila’s struggle for repeal of AFSPA, to mark 15 years of completion of her hunger protest in 2015. (Image courtesy E-Pao) “My struggle will continue until AFSPA is struck down” said Irom Sharmila Chanu, … More Women Of The World Stand With Sharmila – Repeal AFSPA Now!
Guest Post by Anirban Bhattacharya We may have differences in our political approach as to the way and means of the struggle, but what must be stated at the outset is the fact that Irom Sharmila has certainly been an icon of resistance and inspiration in the struggle against AFSPA. Her 16 year long hunger … More A Fast That Ended in Hunger- Thoughts on Irom Sharmila and Hunger Strikes: Anirban Bhattacharya
Guest Post by JAGMOHAN SINGH Clear Message from the Revolutionary Democratic Movement in Punjab We Firmly Stand with the People of Kashmir Once again, Kashmir is boiling with rage. The pent-up anger of the people of Kashmir against their brutal oppression by the Indian security forces has erupted in powerful massive protests in the form of … More Kashmir Issue – A Brief Report on Solidarity Actions in Punjab: Jagmohan Singh
Guest Post by Kashmir Scholars Action Group To Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Re: Urgent action needed to end state violence in Indian-controlled Kashmir We are writing to you to express our concern about the situation in Indian-controlled Kashmir where the already subjected population is currently living in a … More Kashmir Scholars Action Group Letter to the UN High Commission for Human Rights on the Situation in Jammu&Kashmir: KSAG
Statement issued by FORUM AGAINST OPPRESSION OF WOMEN Let Us Work Together To Create New Strategies Of Struggle Against Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) We wholeheartedly support the decision of Irom Sharmila to withdraw, her fast of nearly 16 years for the revocation of AFSPA, we salute Irom Sharmila for her undying spirit, heroic … More In Solidarity With Irom Sharmila – Repeal AFSPA: Forum Against Oppression of Women
Guest Post by New Socialist Initiative, Delhi Chapter The valley of Kashmir is on the boil again. Forsaking the so-called normal routines of their lives, people are on the streets. Not just young men, but even children and women are out, challenging the military might of the Indian state. Any fear of the police and … More Statement On the Unfolding Situation in Kashmir : NSI Delhi Chapter