“Indian Govt. is a party to the crime and supports war criminal regime of Sri Lanka”
New Socialist Alternative(CWI-India) and Tamil Solidarity calls upon peoples organisations, groups, trade unions and all those who defend democratic rights and oppose repression to join a protest against the Commonwealth Heads Of Governments Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka.
It is an utter disgrace that the Commonwealth is holding its meeting in Sri Lanka, but this fits with the organisation’s history of exploitation and repression. Hosting CHOGM in Sri Lanka gives legitimacy to a regime that has carried out genocidal slaughter and continues to trample on the democratic rights of its people especially the Tamils.
It is estimated that up to 100,000 and more Tamil people were slaughtered by the regime in 2009. Hundreds of thousands were detained in concentration-style camps with thousands still unaccounted for. Rape was used as a systematic weapon of war and oppression – and this continues even today.
The CHOGM meeting is to give credibility to this mass murderer; Mahinda Rajapakse and his blood thirsty, right-wing Buddhist communal administration and the utterly communal Sinhala army of Sri Lanka.
No human rights defenders can be silent spectators to this open defiance by the so called “democratic” governments.
Be it India, British or any other, they need to be condemned and told “you were a party to the genocidal war in Sri Lanka, and now you are scheming to paint the Sri Lankan communal regime with respectability, shame on you, your people will boot you and your oppressive system out very soon”
Protest on 15th, NOV 2013 @Town Hall- Bangalore. Time: 4:30-6:30PM
For Details, Call- 9448394365
New Socialist Alternative (CWI-India)