February 27 Press Conference Opposes the Vilification Campaign against Civil Rights and People's Organizations


Ever since the filing of the chargesheet against Mr. Kobad Ghandy on 19.02.10 before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police a deliberate profiling of the civil rights organisations and other people's organisations as espousing the cause of the CPI (Maoist) is being planted in a section of the media by the investigating agencies. This is ostensibly on the basis of the specific mention of these organisations in the charge sheet.

The manner in which the profiling is intended to vitiate the public space is inimical to any democratic protest/dissent against the policies of the government. It projects ominous portend towards subversion of constitutional freedoms and engraftment of fascist/intolerant polity for the future by muzzling entire space for democratic ex-pression.

To protest against all such vilification campaigns, such attempts to strangulate any voice of sanity PUCL, PUDR, CRPP, Jan Hasthakshep, CPDM, NPMHR, Saheli, Kashipur Solidarity Group, RDF, DSU and other organisations have decided to convene a PRESS CONFERECE ON 27.02.10 (SATURDAY) 12 NOON AT THE PRESS CLUB. Justice Rajinder Sachar, Arundhati Roy will address the Press Meet along with others.

Please send your reporter/camera person to cover the event.


Working President,

Committee for the Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP)


PUCL, PUDR, CRPP, Jan Hasthakshep, CPDM, NPMHR