Arundhati Roy at Telengana Civil Liberties Conference

11 April 2018

Arundhati Roy Speaks at Telengana Civil Liberties Conference : Salute to Conference in Hyderabad from Harsh Thakor and Democracy and Class Struggle

SALUTE FIRST TELENGANA CIVIL LIBERTIES CONFERENCE IN HYDERABAD ON APRIL 7TH PLEDGING TO EXTINGUISH THE POISON OF SAFFRON FASCISM AND RESIST THE PRO-CORPORATE FASCIST DESIGNS OF THE STATE.

I attended the conference of the Civil Liberties Committee for the 1st time and was privileged to be present.

Very pleased to witness around 1500 people congregate raising fists against fascism

Impressed with the speech of Arundhati Roy who displayed creativity in great depth and also the analytical depth of Nandini Sunder.

Very significantly the rally was disallowed which speaks volumes of how oppressive the state is today.

The activists of the Civil Liberties Commitee have done some of the most remarkable work in recent times against Operation Green Hunt with their fact -finding teams traversing the regions most haunted by state repression. Their work proved what was perpetrated was murders in cold blood and not encounters.

Most touching to see the photos of the martyrs of yesteryear like Gopi Rajanna, Dr,Ramanadham. Jappa Laxma Reddy,Prabhakar Reddy,T.Purushotam etc.

The CLC is not a front organization of any political party but leads struggles against state repression .It disallows political groups becoming part of it but does lot of solidarity work with struggles led by revolutionary groups..

Many fraternal organizations sent their delegates like P.D.S.U.,I.F.T.U, and dalit organizations..

Great emphasis was placed on the caste oppression and how it should be equated with the struggle for democratic rights.

Harsh Thakor

GATHERING IN 1ST TELENGANA CIVIL LIBERTIES COMMITEE CONFERENCE ON APRIL 7TH IN HYDERABAD REACHED 1500 PEOPLE WHICH IS REMARKABLE. INSPIRING SPEECHES BY ARUNDHATI ROY, NALIN SUNDER,PROFESSOR HARAGOPAL ETC WHO ALL HIT FASCISM AT ITS VERY BASE.

STILL SAD TO WITNESS HARDLY ANY PRESENCE OF PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER STATES OR NO CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION FROM MAHARASHTRA, PUNJAB,ORISSA,WEST BENGAL LIKE AFDR,CPDER,APDR OR GASS .

THE MEETING PROVED THE GREAT POTENTIAL OF THE PEOPLE TO BUILD A DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS MOVEMENT TO COMBAT THE FASCIST DESIGNS AND PROTECT THE GENUINE PEOPLES MOVEMENTS.PLACED GREAT EMPHASIS ON CASTE ASPECT WHICH IS SIGNIFICANT.

STILL I FEEL NOT SUFFICIENT EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON THE ACTUAL CHARACTER OF INDIAN FASCISM IN A MORE SPECIFIC WAY , HOW THE DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS MOVEMENT HAD TO ORGANIZE ITSELF TO RESIST COMMUNAL FASCISM AND THE GENUINE STRUGGLES RESISTING COMMUNALISM.

 

ICR Staff Reporter

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