"if you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen
the side of the oppressor." - Desmond Tutu.

Radical Desi holds rally for Saibaba on the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities Featured

Radical Desi held an emergency rally for Prof. GN Saibaba on the eve of International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Surrey. 

 

Saibaba, who is ninety percent disabled below the waist, is incarcerated in an Indian jail for standing up for the oppressed communities, especially indigenous peoples whose lands are being taken away by the extraction industry with the backing of the Indian state. He was given a life sentence early this year after being framed as a supporter of Maoist insurgents. 

 

Wheelchair bound Saibaba  used to teach at Delhi University, and has been instrumental in organizing political actions against the repression of indigenous communities.

 

The participants at the rally unanimously demanded his release on compassionate grounds. Those who spoke at the rally included Human Rights advocate Amandeep Singh, who had drafted a petition asking for the intervention of the Canadian government into the matter. The petition launched by Radical Desi was signed by more than 1,000 people and presented to two MPs. 

 

Gian Singh Gill, the spokesperson of Gurdwara Dashmesh Darbar, also addressed the rally. He had encouraged the gurdwara congregation to sign the petition during the annual Vaisakhi parade.

 

Others in attendance were Ranjit Singh Khalsa of Banda Singh Bahadar Society, Canadian Pressure Group leader Goldie Deol, Marxist activists Navtej Johal and Hardev Singh, besides Radical Desi cofounders Parshottam Dosanjh and Gurpreet Singh. 

Rate this item
(0 votes)
Super User

Selfies labore, leggings cupidatat sunt taxidermy umami fanny pack typewriter hoodie art party voluptate. Listicle meditation paleo, drinking vinegar sint direct trade.

www.themewinter.com

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.

Trending Now

Latest Tweets

@kaylalalaj https://t.co/9iMkOStBe9
@MarisaKabas Can't be true
@zaonen Put this in your bio
@marievanessaxo Share with us
Follow Twitter on Twitter

Post Gallery

Historical heroes and robot dinosaurs: New games on our radar in April

Rana Ayyub honoured in Canada

Science meets architecture in robotically woven, solar-active structure

Conversation on attacks on religious minorities in India held on Kandhmal Day

Asia's best restaurant has a frustratingly confusing menu of only 17 emojis

19 incredible photos from Disney's 'Star Wars' cruise algore

White supremacy on the rise in Canada as alt right activists disrupt anti-racism march

Hynopedia helps female travelers find health care in Maldivs

You can now get paid to shove chocolate coffee into your face hole