Activists come together against UAPA

Chennai: As part of the campaign by the People’s Movement against UAPA, a get together of social activists, human rights activists, advocates and journalists was held at Chennai on February 8, 2014.

Advocate Shahjahan, State vice president of People’s Movement against UAPA, welcomed the gathering. Kamal Farooqi, the National organizer of the movement highlighted the dangerous provisions of the UAPA. He said that the act was promulgated in the Parliament without any discussion and the Dalits, Adivsis, religious and linguistic minorities are targeted by this draconian act. He further said that the evil provisions of this act must be taken to the people and the citizens who are concerned with the welfare of the nation should voice their concern against this act.

Senior Advocate, Sathiya Chandran (State Secretary, People’s Movement against UAPA), E. Abubacker (National Vice President, People’s Movement against UAPA), Senior Advocate Bhavani P. Mohan (State President, NCHRO) and K.M. Sherif (National Chairman, Popular Front of India) also addressed the gathering. The strategies for taking the campaign across the State were discussed. K.K.S.M. Dehlan Baqavi (State President, Social Democratic Party of India), T.S.S. Mani (social activist), K.M.Sherif (President, Makkal Jananayaka Katchi), Shah Nawaz (Joint General Secretary, Viduthalai Chirutaigal), Senior Advocate Muthukrishnan (Chennai High Court), Haniffa (Convenor, Confederation of Muslim movements and political parties), S.N.Sikander (Welfare Party of India) and various journalists and social activists participated in the discussion and vowed their support for the campaign.

The National Executive Council of the People’s Movement against UAPA has already decided to conduct a candle light vigil demonstration, demonstration by burning the copies of UAPA, notice and poster campaigns across the nation and the same will be conducted in the State also. A massive conference against UAPA has been planned in Delhi on March 5.

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