February 02, 2009

Saturday: Protest March in Bangalore

We Condemn Mangalore Pub Attack And Moral Policing Peace Procession

MG Road to Vidhan Soudha
7th February 2009
10 AM to 12 PM

“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

No better prelude than the above one better describes the following arrangement of words or rather an invitation to you and your like minded friends and family members.

This day it is not enough to be a good human being; it is absolutely must to be a good citizen. It is with sadness of highest order that the entire country heard and then saw the shocking footage of the attack and molestation of women in a pub in Mangalore by 40 goons of a right-wing political religious outfit. This soon after followed by the Karnataka CM?s categorical remarks on the ?pub culture? has just given aid to the agenda of such outfits. We the citizens and the youth of this country strongly condemn this disrespect and moral ground taken by few men, including the Karnataka CM.

We the youth of this country feel obliged to state at this occasion and send awareness to the rest of the country and especially the political fraternity that we respect, love, salute and also feel proud of our country, culture, heritage and societal values. However we request you to hear us out, understand us and give us an opportunity to keep our point of view in front of you. We as youth are always and will always be with our leaders as long as they understand us and are ready to be empathetic.

With this very agenda we extend the invitation to you to be part of our initiative to convey our united message to the rest of the world by being part of the Peace Procession to be held on 7th February 2009, Saturday commencing from Trinity Church, M G Road and ending at Vidhan Soudha. We are also trying to schedule an appointment with the CM to present our perspective and clear the misconception they hold against our lifestyle.

If you have it in you to be the change that you always thought of or even otherwise, then kindly contact us and be part of this parade and thus lay one more stone to the stronger foundation for our present and future.

Note: We do not endorse any political ideology nor are we into making any profit and this initiative is purely driven by few of us who have their hearts out to protest Mangalore attacks and moral policing leading to Talibanisation. We do not expect you to make any contribution other than your valuable time of few hours on Saturday.

We once again request you to participate in large numbers and spread the word among your friends and family. Please call or e-mail to be a part or to know more about the procession:

Mobile: +91 9342210058
E-mail: indraneelbm@yahoo.com or genyindia@gmail.com
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7 comments to Saturday: Protest March in Bangalore

  • We have published an article about the attacks on our blog at http://www.bust.com, as well as a link back to your blog here. Please let us know if there is any way that young feminists in the US can show our support. We are all very outraged.

  • anu malhotra

    sorry fr using this space but i want to join this grup … cant find the link. are u on facebook? that makes it easier to frwrd ur grup protests to other grups fr added support. thanks.

  • Hi Debbie and Anu,

    Thanks for your of encouragement. Good to know you have your heart out too for whatever happened.

    I am on facebook but have joined very recently and hence you may not find huge activity as I was taking so far offline in terms of my views, but kind of feel it is a common paltform to unite us all now.

    Also we have decided no matter how many oin our peace pocession on this Saturday we are just not going to stop, you will see us on streets on Saturday against those internal demons called moral police and especially against whatever happened at Mangalore.

    Thannks again for your support.

  • Important Note: Please note that the meeting point for the peace procession has been shifted from Trinity Circle along with the entire. Now the peace procession will start from Mahatma Gandhi Statue on M G Road. The information has been e-mailed to all participating.

  • Sunil

    Hi Guys,

    Everything is fine… but have taken initiative to put this off for ever… this question raised for both ladies and gentle men here. Have you ever thought that these corrupted politicians will repend from their mistakes…. what is the end for this….??? I’m really sorry I was sick since couple of days and today i’m fine and thought of gathering some news on the Mangalore incident… I watched the news channels ” No News on this incident ” How much follow up you guys do… whom all you can call report about this…???

    CAN’T we start the real democracy ??? Why don’t we start joining our hands to build up our hold strong…??? We need to be mentally prepared and should have good understanding and support to build up our real democracy… like our past best leaders I think now we have to act else these beasts we eat every one of us individually…

    Please act now else we will never….
    Join the group and we will grow….

    Group: activedemocracy@googlegroups.com


  • Sunil

    Time has come for raise up, lets just dont write message and post comments in the group lets act on it…. now….

  • Aparna

    this is very heartening to see that Women are attacked for no rime or reason. its high time something is done about it by the so called police of the karnataka..

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