Venue: Constitution Club, New Delhi
Dates: September 28 – 29, 2012, Friday, Saturday.

delhi poster a3 200x300 Sep28,29:New Delhi: Invitation to a ‘PEOPLE’S HEARING ON FABRICATED CASES’ The nightmare of the infamous Emergency of Mrs. Indira Gandhi was supposed to be over in 1977 when it was lifted after two years due to large scale public protest. Political parties, institutions and individuals who defended Emergency were discredited. The sigh of relief evoked a hope for a functioning democracy in India.

But today, we are entering into a similar phase of authoritarian governance without any formal declaration of Emergency. This Silent Emergency has regulated, controlled and restricted all space for democratic public protests against ruling governments. Custodial deaths and encounter killings have become a routine phenomenon. Rape, murder, loot, torture and arrests in Manipur, Nagaland and other north eastern states as well as Kashmir have even crossed the excesses of the Emergency period. Many discriminatory laws have been enacted to silence the Media without a censorship. Several discriminatory laws were enacted to enhance and strengthen the power of the State over civil society and crush dissent.

Laws to facilitate the corporate control and loot over the resources of people are being enacted. This has also become a major reason for the human rights violations against adivasis, dalits, minorities, farmers, fisher people, workers, activists and human rights movements. The human rights defenders who take up burning issues of the people are being targeted. False cases are being fabricated against activists, people’s movements, media, theatre activists, minorities, self-determination movements, dalits and adivasis in a major way. Thus thousands of innocent people are languishing in Indian jails without any trial.

458694 484591061564612 200699115 o 252x300 Sep28,29:New Delhi: Invitation to a ‘PEOPLE’S HEARING ON FABRICATED CASES’ In this context of the Silent Emergency in our country we would like to invite you to attend the ‘PEOPLE’S HEARING ON FABRICATED CASES’ which has the following objectives:

  1. To defend fundamental rights, human rights and the Indian Constitution to preserve our democracy
  2. To popularize some of the most brazen cases of fabrication of false charges against political dissidents and members of the Muslim, dalit and adivasi communities
  3. To facilitate further legal action for freedom of these innocent people
  4.  To generate pressure on the mainstream media to play a more socially responsible role
  5.  To generate pressure on the institutions of Indian State for the release of undertrials.

The Programme:

The organizers expect the participation of around 50 victims, their family members or friends whose testimonies will be heard by a jury comprising of judges, lawyers, journalists, human rights activists and artists. After listening to all the presentations the Jury will report their observations and conclusions with clear recommendations for various institutions of the Indian State.

Organisers: Solidarity Youth Movement – Kerala, Indian Social Action Forum – INSAF, PUCL, AISA, SIO, Right to Food Campaign, KSMTF (Kerala Swathantra Matsya Tizhilali Federation), PPSS (Anti Posco Movement), ICR, Focus on the Global South, Justice for Maudany Forum, Visual Search, Moving Republic, SAHELI, Pedestrian Pictures, National Campaign Against Fabrication of False Cases, www.fabricated.in, Jamia Teachers Solidarity Assiciation, Jamia Student Solidarity Forum, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, National Adivasi Alliance, Kabani – The Other Direction, Human Rights Alert, Dalit Human Rights Movement (DHRM) – Kerala, Forum for Democracy and Communal Amity, Action for Social Equality, INSOCO – Indian Solidarity Committee for freedom democracy & human rights, Center for Harmony and Peace – Varanasi, PUDR, Socialist Front, Student for Resistance.

People’s Hearing on Fabricated Cases

Sept 28-29 Constitution Club, New Delhi

Programme Schedule

28-09-2012, Friday
Inaugural Session: 10am – 11.30am

11.30am – 1.30pm

Issue Speaker
1 Koodankulam Anti Nuclear P.K Sundaram
2 Anti POSCO Struggle Abhay Sahoo
3 Jaitapur Anti Nuclear Vaishali Patil
4 Farmers Group, Madhya Pradesh Dr. Sunilam

LUNCH BREAK
2.30pm – 6pm

Issue Speaker
5 Journalist Mhd Ahmed Kazmi Shauzab Kazmi
6 Soni Sori SAHELI Team
7 Gujarat Fabricated Cases Zakiya Soman, Qamarjehan
8 Faseeh Mahmood Sabih Mahmood, Manisha Sethi
9 Journalist Shahina KK Shahina KK
10 Seema Azad, UP Seema Azad
11 Jharkhand Dayamani Barla
12 Odisha Prafulla Samantara
13 Chattisgharh Ajay T.G
14 DHRM, Kerala Suresh
15 Email Surveillance Victims, Kerala T. Mohammed Vellom

29-09-2012, Saturday

10am – 1.00pm

Issue Speaker
Issues Speaker
16 Kashmir Anjum Zamrud Habib
17 North East Babloo Loitongbam, Kaka D Iralu, Neena Ningombam, Kiran Shaheen
18 Abdul Nasar Maudany Dr. Sebastian Paul, Omar Mukhtar

 

LUNCH BREAK
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Issue Speaker
1 Prisoners Issue S A R Gilani
2 Repressive Laws Preeti Chauhan, PUDR
3 Increasing repressive state under neoliberalism Colin Gonsalves

3.30pm – 6.00pm

Concluding Session: Comments from the Jury

Jury:

  • Justice Rajinder Sachar
  • Dr. Binayak Sen
  • Saba Naqvi
  • Ajit Shahi
  • Dr. Ram Puniyani
  • K Satchidanandan

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