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New York Action: Free Binayak Sen! Stop Operation Green Hunt!

Posted by celticfire84 on February 14, 2011

Free Binayak Sen Action in New York City.

This comes from the Free Binayak Sen Campaign website.This action represented the beginnings of opposition to the Indian government attacks on Maoist revolutionary forces and the tribal people called Adivasis.

12 February 2011, New York City

Members of the Committee for a New South Asia in New York leafleted at a speech, on India-China relations, given by the Foreign Secretary of India, Ms. Nirupama Rao. The event was sponsored by the India China Institute at New School University. One side of the leaflet asked and discussed the question, “Why is Dr. Binayak Sen being persecuted by the Indian state?” The other side it asked, “Why are the Adivasis being attacked through Operation Green Hunt?”

Several people with leaflets were assigned outside the building and right outside the room where Ms. Rao was speaking. About 100 people attended the event. Some members from the Committee attended the event and approached Ms. Rao afterwards and personally handed her a copy of the leaflet. Read the rest of this entry »

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