• Petitioned Shri R R Patil

This petition was delivered to:

Home Minister Maharashtra
Shri R R Patil
Chief Minister Maharashtra
Shri Prithviraj Chavan
Union Home Minsiter
Sushil Kumar Shinde

Release Kabir Kala Manch members

    1. Petition by

      Kabir Kala Manch Defence Committee

      Mumbai, India

For Kabir Kala Manch, art is much more than entertainment. It’s an anthem to denounce injustice, mobilise the oppressed, prepare them for struggle, create consciousness and ensure change. Kabir Kala Manch is a group of students and professionals. It has been creating awareness about social issues through their Shahiri, protest songs and street plays in Pune.

 

In May 2011, members of Kabir Kala Manch (KKM), a group of Dalit protest singers and poets from Pune, were accused by the police of being Naxalites. Two KKM members have been in prison for more than a year, while others are hiding, in fear of their safety. There is no evidence mostly it is to do with supposed ties to Anjali Sontakke, the Naxal ideologue arrested by Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorist Squad in April last year

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Release of KKM Music CD Release- ‘ “Hi Amchi Gani – Amcha Gunha Kay?”

      Kabir Kala Manch Defence Committee
      Petition Organizer

      PRESS CONFERENCERelease of KABIR KALA MANCH Music CD
      4th October (Thursday). 3pm to 5pm. Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh

      Girish Karnad will release the CD of the songs.

      Theatre persons and artistes will be present.

      more here http://kabirkalamanch.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/release-of-kkm-music-cd-release-hi-amchi-gani-amcha-gunha-kay/

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. People must have space to express anger against injustice

      Kamayani Bali-Mahabal
      Petition Organizer

      The power of KKM’s music is undeniable and the fact that atrocities against dalits continue makes an uncompromising KKM suspect in the eyes of those who protect the status quo. Yet, the KKM we know spoke of changing the world not with weapons but through song and drum.

    5. Reached 50 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • S.R. Darapuri LUCKNOW, INDIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Right to Freedom of free speech and expression is a fundamental right of every citizen of India. Hence release artists of Kabir Kala Manch immediately.

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    • sreekanth sodum JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • almost 2 years ago

      Its human rights violation, we want to protect freedom of speech as a democratic nation.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      I love my Freedom, Freedom to Speak freely, Freedom to say something that is wrong. and i'll do anything to secure my freedom.

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    • Tuhin Khan INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because the state cannot digest any type of criticism.

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    • Avinash Dwivedi AHMEDABAD, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      JAGRITI

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