One more dead. Yet another person who raised his voice against corruption was killed. And we remain silent.
Politicians, parties, the government, officials, moneyed people and criminals have joined hands. They constitute a gang that is robbing the nation. Anyone who dares to raise his voice against this gang is killed.
There is only one solution to this mayhem—the voice of the people. This recent spate of brutal and senseless murders of those who have raised their voice against corruption is a warning: our democracy is in danger; our own lives are in danger. We are the only ones who can set this right.
Whenever any activist exposes corruption against someone mighty in the government, it is futile to expect any protection from police, which is directly controlled by the political executive. It is also futile to expect the anti-corruption agencies in that state to take any effective action because these anti-corruption agencies are directly controlled by political executive. The police and anti-corruption agencies, on the contrary, collude with the corrupt. They either turn a blind eye to complaints and threats or openly victimize the complainant.
Therefore, there is a strong need for an institution which is completely independent of political executive and has adequate powers and resources to deal with such issues.
A rally has been organized to denounce the murder of Amit Jethwa and demand that all parties make a public commitment to put appropriate systems in place to address corruption.
This rally will take place on Monday, July 26, 2010 at 6 pm. We will gather at Gandhi Peace Foundation (ITO, in front of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya library) and move toward the Samadhi of Babu Jagjivan Ram (in front of Rajghat).
Please come and join us for this important event. Let us raise our voices together!
The rally is jointly being organized by several organizations including Journalist’s Union for Civil Society (JUCS),Yuva Koshish, NCPRI, Parivartan, National Alliance for People’s Movement (NAPM), Aasha Parivar,Sadbhav Mission, Lohia Vichar Manch, Hum Hindostani, Journalist for Peace, Pardarshita, IGSS, Shahari Adhikar Manch etc.
For more information, please contact Shah Alam at 9873672153.