On 28/8/18 and the day followed, the reactionary system of US-neocolony, India made arrest of national intellectuals poet Varvara Rao, human rights activist-lawyer Sudha Vardbaz, Arun Ferrera, Vermon Gonsalvez, Goutam Noyalakha, Father Stan Shami, Dalit social activist Sudhir Dolwale and his lawyer Surendra Gudling, social activist Mahesh Rout, Shoma Sen and others from their residences in different states according to news agency, Mumbai in connection with a program held in Pune on 31 Dec’2017. Above mentioned are accused of creating agitation with provocative speeches that caused the heinous racist event in Vima Koregaon in the occasion of bicentenary celebration of British-Maratha war on Jan 1, 2018. It is to be mentioned that the fight really occurred between the Dalits and the Marathi where the Dalits had a cooperation of the British.
The force of the new-democratic movement in India is being thus oppressed with a so-called ‘Unlawful Activities Prevention Act’ (UAPA). Under this act the state-terror is conspiring to detain the arrested for an indefinite period without producing them in front of justice. We condemn these naked fascist activities of Indian govt. We express our solidarity with the people in India in protestation against these arrests and solidarity with the people’s force that is on it’s way to make the new-democratic revolution a success.
Farhana Haq Shaama
Gonomuktir Ganer Dol