Friday, 1 August 2008
A Resolve Against Terror, A Resolve For Peace
Even as the horrific acts of terror attempt to divide us and create insecurity and helplessness, we as citizens must not concede. While we condemn the bomb blasts in the cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad and mourn the loss of the lives of innocent fellow citizens, there is an urgent need to build a resolve against terror
- by demanding better security and anti-terrorism measures from the State,
- by fostering greater anti-terrorism preparedness among citizens,
- by refusing to participate in any backlash and by resisting those who spread hatred
- by working actively towards building peace and harmony.
Citizens for Peace, in solidarity with AGNI, Aman Biradari, ANHAD, AVEHI, Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, Citizens for Justice and Peace, Human Rights Law Network, Karmayog, Mohalla Committee Movement Trust, Muslims for Secular Democracy, Parivartan: a Need for Change, PRAJA, PUKAR, and several other organisations, invites you to a short and solemn event with music and poetry as well as readings on peace by Shyam Benegal, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das and several others from different walks of life.
There will be no speeches.
We will also sign a joint Declaration demanding action from the State.
We see this peace meeting as part of an on-going effort to build a cohesive citizens network to defeat the forces of hatred and terror. Please join us in our endeavour to build peace and harmony in our country.
Show your support by attending a Rally on Wednesday, August 6, 2008 between 5:15pm - 6:30pm at Patkar Hall, SNDT Womens University Street: New Marine Lines, Churchgate
Contact Info Phone: 912222830022
Place your RSVP at http://www.new.facebook.com/event.php?eid=27790111929
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