Here in the U.S. we have been doing some solidarity work to free G.N. Saibaba and push to end the outrageous attacks by the Indian government on democratic rights and dissent. We write to share some of our work and extend comradely greetings.
We have been inspired by a lot of different activism internationally for Saibaba and the broader movement in India that you have posted online. For people in the U.S. who are not familiar with the situation in India, it can clarify further the basis for an internationalist approach to see that people in Sweden, Italy, the UK, Brazil, and elsewhere have come together to call for an end to Saibaba’s cruel imprisonment. With the recent arrest of Varavara Rao and others, the Indian state seems to be deepening its attacks on democratic rights and dissent. Given these developments, internationalist work to support the people’s movements in India is all the more necessary and urgent.
We have an online petition, which has served as one way to coordinate our work, which is located here: https://www.change.org/p/free-saibaba-us-free-dr-saibaba-and-oppose-the-suppression-of-dissent-in-india
We have also posted a few statements about developments in Saibaba’s case and developments in India more broadly.
One about the arrest of 5 activists in connection with the Bhima Koregaon event: https://www.change.org/p/free-saibaba-us-free-dr-saibaba-and-oppose-the-suppression-of-dissent-in-india/u/23044993
On the recent arrest of Varavara Rao and others, in connection with the same case: https://www.change.org/p/free-saibaba-us-free-dr-saibaba-and-oppose-the-suppression-of-dissent-in-india/u/23214419
The Free Saibaba Coalition, US