Solidarity March in support of Medha Patkar's Indefinite Hunger Strike

August 8, 2017
Solidarity March in support of Medha Patkar's Indefinite Hunger Strike
Two More Solidarity Programs
Program One:
Solidarity March in support of Medha Patkar's Indefinite Hunger Strike 
Lokayat and Socialist Party (India) are taking the initiative to organise a Rally in support of Medha Patkar's  indefinite hunger strike since July 27, demanding opening of the Dam gates, and proper rehabilitation and resettlement of those being displaced by the construction of Sardar Sarovar Dam.
The rally is being organised under the banner of NARMADA BACHAO ANDOLAN PUNE SUPPORT GROUP
Date:   Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time:  6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Route: Assembly at Senapati Bapat Putla, Alka Talkies Chowk, Near Deccan, from where we walk to Mahatma Phule Mandai. 
We call upon all progressive organisations of Pune to join us for this important solidarity program. 
Program Two
Date:    August 9, 2017, Wednesday
Time:    5 pm
Venue: Gandhi Putla, Pune Station
Scientists and researchers across the country are organising protests in several cities across the country, under the banner March for Science. In support, several scientists and researchers and science students of Pune are organising this protest meeting in Pune. The demands are:
  • Stop propagation of unscientific, obscurantist ideas and religious intolerance, and develop scientific temper, human values, and spirit of inquiry in conformance with Article 51A of the Constitution.
  • Ensure that the education system imparts only ideas that are supported by scientific evidence.
  • Enact policies based on evidence-based science.
  • Increase funding for scientific and technological research and education
This is a path-breaking initiative. The second major protest by our intellectuals against the spectre of fascism, after the Award Wapsi campaign. Dr. PM Bhargava, who passed away on August 1 this year, was one of the scientists in the forefront of this initiative. We all need to support this effort, for the future of our beloved country. 
Several Lokayat activists not able to come to Mumbai for the August 9 Kranti Din rally will be joining this MARCH FOR SCIENCE program in Pune. 
We call upon all of you on this list in Pune to join us for both these programs. We need to come out on the streets, as never before . . .
in solidarity
Neeraj Jain, Lokayat and Socialist Party (India)
C-2, Mantri Estate, Salisbury Park, Pune - 37
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