The meeting is against targeting the minorities by the present government, reports Asian Lite news.
South Asian Alliance will hold a meeting on April 23 in Birmingham to express solidarity against the death of Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University in India followed by sedition charges against Student activists at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). The organisers feel that these two incidents are the most publically known aspects of the Indian State’s virulent crusade against dissent and opposition.
The organisers said that Dalits, Muslims, Kashmiris and other minorities have become systematically targeted for state violence and repression. The aim of the meeting is to express solidarity with the efforts of those who are resisting these forces, they said. The venue of the meeting is the Carrs Lane Birmingham, B4 7SX and it would commence at 2 PM. There would be a Skype link with students from Jawaharlal Nehru University, where they can speak on both the issues.
Prominent among the speakers on the day are Dr Navtej Purewal, Deputy Director, South Asian Institute, SOAS, University of London. Mr Surat Dosangh will speak on behalf of the Indian Workers Association –GB, and Ravi Kumar will speak on behalf of the Anti-Caste Discrimination Alliance.