More than 20,000 signatures were collected for a
Memorandum to the Chief Minister of Gujarat. Rallies, Protest,
Demonstrations, Seminars were held, attended by thousands of
supporters in 18 districts of Gujarat."
Manjula Pradeep, Navsarjan
Greetings from Navsarjan. The Global Protest day was very
effective and brought a lot of impact in Gujarat. On behalf of
the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, the following
programmes were undertaken in Gujarat.
Memorandum to the Chief Minister of Gujarat - a written
memorandum was submitted to the Collector and other authorities
to be forwarded to the Chief Minister in 18 districts of the
State. More than 20,000 signatures were collected for the
memorandum. Rallies, Protest, Demonstrations, Seminars were held,
attended by 100 to 2000 supporters in these districts. Dalit
activists, academicians, renowned personalities and eminent
leaders of Gujarat attended these programmes. Many NGOs and
Unions also joined in the Protest.
Ex-MLAs, Councilors and former Ministers also signed in the
memorandum to the Chief Minister. A copy of the Memorandum
addressed to the Chief Minister was also forwarded with
signatures to 182 MLAs and 26 MPs of Gujarat. The programme got a
lot of coverage in print as well as in local visual media.
Posted on 2001-07-18