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Delhi Candle Light Vigil to Mark Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance

About 300 people – WSS activists, women activists from the National Union of Forest Working People, students from the march for Rohith Vemula – gathered at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on the evening of 23 February for a candlelight vigil  to mark Kashmiri Women’s Resistance Day. This is the anniversary of the gang rapes  of 25 women in Kunan Poshpora village of Kashmir, by soldiers of the Fourth Raj Rifles. The vigil was an expression of solidarity with the thousands of women in Kashmir, Manipur, Chhattisgarh and other parts of the country who are being subjected to sexual violence by the army and security forces.  Protesters sang songs of struggle and resistance, and reaffirmed their commitment to standing with women in exposing and opposing state violence.

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Statement of Bangalore Protest against State violence, In Solidarity with Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance

Coalition against State Repression

Protest against State Violence and Repression on Dalits, Adivasis and Minorities
In solidarity with Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance

Tuesday, February 23, 5 pm, Mysore Bank Circle, Bangalore

On 23 February 2016, Coalition against State Repression calls for people to join us in a protest against State violence and repression against Dalits, Adivasis and Minorities which the State has been perpetrating in different parts of the country including Chattisgarh in the recent past. This is also in solidarity with the Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance which marks the 25th anniversary of the mass sexual assaults of Kashmiri women and torture of Kashmiri men in Kunan Poshpora.
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Bangalore Protest against State violence, In Solidarity with Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance

Bangalore, 23 February 2016

A group of about 50 people, including students, lawyers, activists and organisations who have come together under the banner of Coalition Against State Repression, held a demonstration at the Mysore Bank Circle in Bangalore on 23rd evening. They protested against State violence and repression on Dalits, Adivasis and Minorities – focusing on the recent attacks on Soni Sori, lawyers, journalists and activists in Chhattisgarh and expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri Women’s Day of Resistance marking the the 25th anniversary of the mass sexual assaults of women and torture of men in Kunan Poshpora.

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SHOPIAN : Gifting CBI Sheets For Their Next Cover-Up!

WOMEN’S GROUPS FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY GIFT THE CBI MORE SHEETS FOR THEIR NEXT COVER-UPS!

DEMAND: IMMEDIATE RE-OPENING OF CASE OF DOUBLE RAPE AND MURDER IN SHOPIAN * JUSTICE AGAINST CBI COVER-UP

Today, 13 December 2010 marks one year of the report filed by the CBI on the double rape and murder of two young women, Asiya and Neelofar in Shopian. A report that blatantly covers-up the crime, acquits responsible officials and indicts those who dared to speak out against the injustice.

Tired of trying to seek justice through the usual channels about 100 women and men from women’s groups, students groups, democratic rights as well as concerned individuals gathered near the CBI Headquarters in Delhi today to gift the CBI some more bedsheets for their next cover-ups. Continue reading