[Join us in a Silent protest march from Shaheed Park, near Delhi Gate
on June 26th 2008 from 12 noon onwards]
Remembering the Black Day of June 25/26th 1975 when a State of Emergency was imposed by the Indira Gandhi Government suspending all civil liberties, curtailing freedom of press, powers of judiciary and incarcerating any opposition to her rule, we the concerned citizens of Delhi in pursuant to the call given by the social-movements across the country call upon you to declare that the /moment of siege has not ended and India is in a state of emergency. /Apart from the prevailing repressive conditions elsewhere in the country, in Delhi, we are witness to demolitions of slums, increasing difficulties for common people, informalisation of labour and worst of all protests by victims of Bhopal on the streets entering now the fifth month along with an indefinite hunger strike for 15 days.
Democracy in India is alive not because of the parliament and judiciary but because common struggling masses who in their quest for justice have time and again shown their faith in the democratic values best epitomized in the Constitution. In the troubled times when we are witnessing this siege, its upon us to work towards reclaiming our right to live in harmony, enjoy the freedoms, dissent and debate without fear and voice our protests at every nook and corner in the city. We stand opposed to restrictions put on our right to protest confined within the streets of Jantar Mantar and declare that its time we reclaimed the streets and spaces for celebration and resistance.
To mark this event we call upon you all to join us in a Silent protest march from Shaheed Park, near Delhi Gate on June 26^th from 12 noon onwards. The march will converge at Lal Quila Maidan where a public meeting will be held.
Join us with your banners, songs, dances, slogans, and silences …
National Alliance for Peoples Movement (Delhi), Delhi Solidarity Group
and others …
Contact : Rajendra Ravi (9868200316) and Madhuresh (9818905316)