Sunday, January 20, 2013

In Support of Freedom of Speech and Expression in Indian Constitution

Srujanacha Algaar: In support of freedom of speech and expression in Indian Constitution. 

This is to invite you to a cultural protest programme being organised on the 26th of January at Ambedkar Bhavan Mumbai against State and non-State actors' atrocities on the people's Freedom of Expression. This programme is being organised by progressive minded cultural personalities as well as independent activists in the city.
"If the shudra intentionally listens for committing to memory the veda, then his
ears should be filled with (molten) lead and lac; if he utters the veda, then his
tongue should be cut off; if he has mastered the veda his body should be cut to
pieces." - XII. 4. Manusmruti

The institution and practice of slavery is one of the ugliest chapters of human history.
No human group on earth has suffered the unspeakable horrors so much as the Shudras
and Ati-shudras in India, who have trudged through this dark tunnel for eons. For many
eras the then prevalent Brahmanical social system had subjected this creative and
productive human group to torture and abuse through slavery, thereby denigrating their
life to a deaf and mute existence. One might question the propriety of digging up the
ancient past in today’s times – the reason is simple: These inhuman practices continue
to exist even today, slavery keeps resurfacing in one form or the other.

The 20th century in Indian history is marked by a significant occurrence - the struggle
for freedom by the slaving Shudras. The foundation of this great struggle was led by
Charvak, Gautam Buddha, Kabir Ravidas, Tukaram Shivaji Maharaj and like-minded
abrahmains, who had a rational, materialistic and scientific approach. The struggle
reached its zenith of human liberation due to the stellar efforts of Phule–Shahu–

Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar brought forth a new era of equality in the Indian history by
providing all individuals an equal level of citizenship. If you look at the Indian history
carefully, it is apparent that there has always been a bigger counter-revolution by
the descendants of Manu as a reaction to a small revolution by the egalitarians. The
Mooknayaka started to speak up, to read and write, the old shackles of religion started
to loosen. As a result, the ardent followers of Manu started feeling uncertain about their
impenetrable fort of faith that seemed to stand on slippery ground. But what could they
do? Neither could they air their fear openly, nor could they bear it quietly. Then they
maintained a strategic silence and tried to come to terms with it cleverly, following their
usual strategy. Conspiratorially and step-by-step, they started dismantling the armour
from Mooknayaka that he acquired after India had won freedom. First they eulogised the
legislative principle of equal treatment and opportunity and then discreetly eliminated
it. Subsequently they played the religion card and spread religious and racial hatred.
It resulted into bitter battles and a brutal massacre of the labour and working class
belonging to certain castes and sub-castes, this was a relapse of the dark era.

As a consequence, the concept of secularism was set ablaze before it could take root.
The natural resources of Mother India were made available for foreign investment - the
sovereignty of Indian Constitution was put on auction.

No Indian can keep quiet, when the freedom of his country is for sale.

While the most lethal epidemic is spreading in the world, only a few humans stand
resolute against the enemy of humanity and are determined to remain altruistic. At any
given point of time, such people are only a small handful. Dictators consider them as a
major threat, hence they first try to woo them to join the thieves’ guild and be one of
them. If all fails, they are offered a high post in the governmental machinery, a position
of power or even monetary funds, in order to silence their noble quest for ever. If these
measures fail, they construct new prisons for these humane persons and try to crucify

What is going on today? There is a constitution in this country, albeit without a soul.
All pillars of democracy are dilapidated. Only those who have financial capital, rule
the media and can brag and pontificate on anything. The supporters of Brahmanism
and under-belly of capitalism keep blabbering nonsense incessantly. Those who are
misleading the society by screaming utter lies have been given freedom of expression;
and those, who write and speak the truth are forcefully silenced either by means of the
police power or by the side-kick fascist organisations. But these moves are no more a

We are the true descandents of Shivraay and Bhimraay. We must strive to propagate,
protect and spread their thoughts.

The celebration on 26 January 2013 is a small step in that direction.

In support of freedom of speech and expression in Indian Constitution

A crusade for creativity – speak, your lips are free.

Opening : Pushpa Bhave
J V Pawar, Khalil Deshmukh, Anand Shinde will be present

Saturday, 26th January 2013, 4.30 pm
At Dr Ambedkar Bhavan, Gokulpasta lane, behind Chitra Cinema, Dadar (W), Mumbai

Cultural programme to be presented by a new vibrant team of performers.

An invitation by supporters of freedom of speech and expression

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