As you already know that Save Sharmila Campaign, a joint initiative of civil societies (NAPM, Asha Parivar, Mahila Chetna Kendra, Mission Bhartiyam, Yuva Koshish, Khudai Khidmatgar, Jagriti Mahila Samiti, Sadbhavna Mission, Asian Centre of Social Studies and others) is extending its support to non violent struggle of Irom Sharmila Chanu, a lady of Manipur who is on hunger strike since the Year 2000.
We already had various activities such as Meetings, Candle Light Solidarity Prayer on 25 June at Rajghat and then volunteer meet with Irom Sharmila at Manipur. (News links are attached in word file for these activities).
Now, as per our scheduled plan, we have submitted the letters to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, President of Indian Natioanl Congress Smt. Sonia Gandhi and Leaders of opposition (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha). We have submitted the letters to these people with the hope that they will acknowledge the sacrifice and non violent struggle of Ms Irom Sharmila Chanu. We have clearly stated our demands to initiate steps of positive talks, as we feel that this non violent struggle has been ignored by the side of government. We believe that when government can talk with other protestors (violent and non violent both), at the same time it is ignoring the struggle and demand of Irom Sharmila. North east states are already facing various other problems such as foriegn interference and lack of development. Government already imposed AFSPA there , which has been called draconian and lawless law by various national/international human rights agencies. In spite of these things, it is continuously ignoring the non violent voice of Irom Sharmila. We have demanded the government to initiate talk, to send all party delegation, to send members of NWC & NHRC and to send special team of doctors.
We believe that these steps, will be helpful not only in confidence building, but also will be helpful to bring out a peaceful and justified solution of the problem with mutual agreement.
apart from these, we have already planned for various other activites in coming months such as :
- Cycle rally in New delhi to spread awareness about Irom,
- Sri nagar to Imphal Yatra (via Jammu, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Raipur, Ranchi, Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati) to spread awareness and to generate public support for Irom to be heard
- National Signature campaign (from 02nd OCT to 10th DEC) followed by a Peace March
We are very thankful to our volunteers, organisations and to many media houses/persons who are extending their support to this campaign, which is in favor of Peace, Justice and Human Rights.
Recieving copies of Letters submitted
News Links of previous activities
Contact: 09958907799, 09968828230
Volunteers of ''SAVE SHARMILA CAMPAIGN''
(A joint initiative of civil societies)
[NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF PEOPLE'S MOVEMENT, ASHA PARIVAR, MAHILA CHETNA KENDRA, JAGRITI MAHILA SAMITI, KHUDAI KHIDMATGAR, YUVA KOSHISH, MISSION BHARTIYAM, ASIAN CENTRE OF SOCIAL STUDIES, WTCP]
We welcome your participation/suggestion/feedbacks. We work in favor of Peace, Democracy, Non Violence, Human Rights.
Our demand with Govt of India:
To take positive steps of talk
To send all party delegation
To send members of NWC,NHRC
To send special team of doctors from New delhi to examine Irom's health
NON VIOLENCE SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED.