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Anti-Emergency Day, 26 June, Jantar Mantar, 4 pm onwards - pl join, and share widely

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 Kiran Shaheen

From: All India Peoples Forum AIPF <>
Date: 24 June 2015 at 22:27
Subject: Anti-Emergency Day, 26 June, Jantar Mantar, 4 pm onwards - pl join, and share widely

All India People's Forum


Labour Rights, Land Rights Campaign


Marking the Anniversary of the Emergency and 
Protesting Today's Undeclared Emergency



Bol ki Lab Azad Hai Tere – Speak Out For Your Lips Are Free


An Evening of Protest

Public Meeting and Cultural Programme


26 June, 4 pm, Jantar Mantar


Atul Sood

Shamsul Islam

Vishnu Nagar

Asad Zaidi

Manglesh Dabral

Kiran Shaheen

Kavita Krishnan

Ragini Performance by Satbir Shramik

Nishant Natya Manch


And others

A selection of short films will also be screened: 

1. Music Video Gaon Chorab Nahi  / Hindi / 5 min/ Directed by K P Sasi
    Theme: People's struggle

2. Trailer of documentary Factory/ Hindi / 3 min 27 sec / Directed by Rahul Roy
Theme : Labour issue

3.Trailer of documentary  Muzzafarnagar Baaqi Hai / Hindi with EST/ 12 min 27 sec / Directed by Nakul Sahni

Theme : Fascism and new economic agenda

4. Music video Chal Chaliye / Hindi/ 5 min/ Directed by Majma
Theme: Dream for a better society

5. Music video Ye Hitler Ke Sathi / Hindi and English / By Sahir Shambaji Bhagat / 11 min 35 sec

Theme : Critique of Modi government in support of FTII students

6. Musical  Excerpt from documentary Vira Pedica Company Hawa/ Odiya with EST/ Sung by Bhagwan Manjhi and directed by Samrendra Dash/ 1 min 23 Sec

Theme : People's struggle against big corporations in Odisha



A year ago, a Government was elected at the Centre, promising good days. A year later, what have people got?

·     Anti-worker labour law changes, crackdown on workers' rights- without consulting workers!

·     Anti-farmer changes in Land Acquisition law, allowing grab of  land without farmers' consent!

·     Women's rights to dress, live freely, marry who they please under attack from groups backed by the Government

·     Bans on right to eat food of one's choice  

·     Minorities and Dalits are facing increased violent attacks, with communal and casteist forces enjoying Government protection  

·     Appointment of sub-standard persons as heads of institutions, with Sangh connections or pro-Modi sycophancy as sole qualification.

·     Ban culture – crackdown on activists and citizens critical of the Govt

·     Open encouragement of groups involved in killing of rationalist activists like Dabholkar and Pansare  

·     Instead of tackling issues in the North East and Kashmir political initiatives and scrapping AFSPA, we have a controversial action in Myanmar, promoting jingoism and tension with neighbours     

In 1975, the Congress Government imposed Emergency on the country, crushing voices of dissent and democratic rights.

40 years later, in 2015, it seems again as though the Modi Government has imposed an undeclared Emergency.


On 26 June, to mark the anniversary of the Emergency and to protest the undeclared Emergency today, please join an evening of protest with speeches, poetry and cultural programme at Jantar Mantar  4 pm onwards.


All India People's Forum (AIPF)

All India People's Forum (AIPF)

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