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India: Report of a Citizens Convention to mark 10 years of Gujarat Carnage – 2002

28 February 2012

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Please find below a brief about a citizen’s convention in Gujarat on 26 February 2012. Also find the attached media coverage and the photographs of the convention. The link below also has media coverage on the issue.

http://www.divyabhaskar.co.in/article/MGUJ-AHM-sutrochar-in-ahmedabad-2911538.html?OF9

The report of the press conference of 14 Feb 2012 is also attached.

BRIEF REPORT OF CITIZEN’S CONVENTION

Movement for secular democracy (M.S.D.) and Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties (P.U.C.L.) today jointly organised a Citizens Convention in Ahmedabad to mark 10 years of Gujarat Carnage – 2002. The Convention deeply felt that 10 years of carnage have passed with subversion of Democracy and in the absence of Rule of Law, Peace, Harmony and Justice. Among the speakers were Sh. Chunibhai Vaidya, Sh. Girishbhai Patel, Sh. Ilaben Pathak, Sh. Sureshbhai Mehta, Sh. Sanjeev Bhatt, Sh. R.B. Sreekumar, Sh. Saroop Dhruv, Sh. Yashwant Mehta, Sh. Sarahben Baldiwala, Sh. Dwarikanath Rath, Sh. Uttambhai Parmar, Sh. Tanveer Jafri, Sh. Gautambhai Thaker etc. Three resolutions were passed unanimously. The convention was presided over by Sh. Prakashbhai N. Shah.

The subversion of democracy was demonstrated today by the state administration by canceling the permission of demonstration at the last moment. The convention resolved to demonstrate on 9th March and go for peaceful law breaking if same attitude of administration remains. The program concluded with song "We shall Overcome" and slogans "Justice to Carnage Victims", "Ensure rule of law" etc.

The draft resolution passed is attached.

Also please note the tomorrow also on 28 Feb 2012 the Gujarat memorial exhibition will be open from 11 am to 6 pm at Gulberg society.

Thank you

Hiren Gandhi
- on behalf of the organizers
- INSAF KI DAGAR PAR

Text of Draft Resolution for citizens convention
Photo 1 - Citizens Convention in Ahmedabad to mark 10 years of Gujarat Carnage – 2002
Photo 2 - Citizens Convention in Ahmedabad to mark 10 years of Gujarat Carnage – 2002
Photo 3 Citizens Convention in Ahmedabad to mark 10 years of Gujarat Carnage – 2002