Sri Arvind Chetna Samiti
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Save the original papers of trial of Sri Aurobindo
Rare documents about the freedom struggle are falling to pieces in a Kolkata Court Museum due to continued neglect. Exactly 110 years after the historic trial of Sri Aurobindo in the Alipore Bomb case, the documents related to the event are crumbling due to poor preservation. The museum, located in the premises of the District Civil and Sessions Court at Alipore, has more than 50 legal documents on the freedom struggle. The Alipore Bomb case trial, which took place from May 1908 to May 1909, is an event of historical significance during which many young Bengali revolutionaries were charged with “waging war against the King”.The documents are now kept on the ground floor of a two-storied building in the court premises, which also houses the office of the district judge of South 24 Paraganas. The current museum doesn't have proper mechanism of moisture control and the walls are catching moisture. If the same state continues all original papers related with Sri Aurobindo's case would no longer be available for future generations. The more details can be read at : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/kolkata/aurobindo-case-papers-fading-away/article24070112.ece This campaign is launched to take the message to West Bengal Govt. and request them for the following : 1) Proper moisture control facility should be installed at museum. 2) Digitization of all the documents related . Please help us by signing this campaign.