Post Tagged with: "Resist the Super Emergency"

Lawfare, Crisis and Hindutva Fascism in India

Lawfare, Crisis and Hindutva Fascism in India

The Hindutva fascism is replacing seven decades of secular democratic traditions and liberal constitutional practices in India. The well-established decentralised institutions of governance are destroyed with processes of the centralisation of power by the BJP government led by Mr Narendra Modi. The civilizational traditions of inter-faith dialogue and religious harmony in Indian society is ruined by the majoritarian politics of[Read More…]

July 7, 2020 India
Politics Of Keeping People Away From Politics

Politics Of Keeping People Away From Politics

Forty-Five summers ago when Emergency was declared by Indira Gandhi, among those who welcomed it with open arms were many so-called captains of industry, notably J. R. D. Tata and K. K. Birla; they did it in the name of discipline, efficiency and good work culture. Talking to J. Anthony Lukacs of The New York Times, J. R. D. Tata[Read More…]

July 5, 2020 India
Recollections of a Declared Emergency as the Super-Emergency Thickens

Recollections of a Declared Emergency as the Super-Emergency Thickens

Emergency—June 25, 1975. On this day India had its tryst with declared emergency, the formal authoritarian rule through a suspension of democracy. Compared to that sudden transformation, ever since 2014, after the Narendra Modi-led NDA ascended to power, it has been an undeclared authoritarian rule that hollowed out democracy at all levels. The damage to democratic system has been so[Read More…]

June 30, 2020 India
Resist The Super Emergency!

Resist The Super Emergency!

25 June 2020 marks the 45th anniversary of the infamous Emergency imposed on India. On this day, we call upon all Indian citizens to launch a peaceful, non-violent nationwide movement to fight against the Super Emergency the country is being subjected to today. The Indian state is today far more powerful and dehumanized than it has ever been, fascist ideology[Read More…]

June 25, 2020 India
Stop criminalizing free speech, protect journalism

Stop criminalizing free speech, protect journalism

The Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties condemns the attempt at criminalizing the writings of journalist Supriya Sharma, Executive Editor of the Scroll, the most recent victim of state attack on the media. The article, “In Varanasi village adopted by Prime Minister Modi, people went hungry during the lockdown” was published on June 5th, 2020. Among the people it reported on[Read More…]

June 23, 2020 India
A Selfie for Democracy

A Selfie for Democracy

  25th June 2020 will mark the 45th anniversary of the Emergency. On this day we appeal to everyone interested in preserving Indian democracy and upholding the Indian Constitution to participate in the following campaign: Take a selfie holding a poster saying `Resist Super Emergency’ along with any of the following slogans in English or any other language of your[Read More…]

June 23, 2020 India
Marupakkam To Hold One Day Online Film Festival Against Super Emergency

Marupakkam To Hold One Day Online Film Festival Against Super Emergency

To observe a day of protest against the Super Emergency on 25 June 2020 https://marupakkamonlinefilmscreening.blogspot.com will conduct a one-day online film festival. They will be screening 1) “Ammi” – Dir: Sunil Kumar 90 min; Hindi with Eng subtitles; 2018 This is one woman’s two-year fight for justice. Battered by the police, having been told by the myriad government agencies who[Read More…]

June 22, 2020 India
Stop persecuting independent Indian journalists! Resist the Super Emergency!

Stop persecuting independent Indian journalists! Resist the Super Emergency!

The hounding of highly respected and eminent television journalist Vinod Dua by members of the ruling party is reminiscent of the days of Emergency from half a century ago when all independent voices were suppressed. Using multiple FIRs filed by ruling party members the Indian police has been intimidating and threatening to arrest Dua and others who have dared to[Read More…]

June 18, 2020 India
Resist the Super Emergency! Indian Democracy Matters!

Resist the Super Emergency! Indian Democracy Matters!

25 June 2020 will mark the 45th anniversary of the infamous Emergency imposed on India. On this day, we call upon all Indian citizens to launch a peaceful, non-violent nationwide movement to fight against the SUPER EMERGENCY the country is being subjected to today. This can only be done through upholding the Indian Constitution, contributions to nation building, organizing resistance to[Read More…]

June 10, 2020 India