Delhi – Citizens’ Protest Against John Kerry’s Visit, June 24

Date and time: June 24th, 3:00 pm
Venue: Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

Contact:
Kumar Sundaram (9810556134)
Mahtab Alam (9811209345)

Please join us at Jantar Mantar on 24th june 2013 (Monday)for a joint citizens’ protest against the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry for the 4th Annual Strategic Dialogue between India and the United States. The United States has been trying to subvert the Nuclear Liability Act, mandated by the Indian parliament, to ensure a liability-free playing field for the US nuclear corporates like Westinghouse and General Electric. Indian people have not forgotten the Bhopal experience where Union Carbide, now Dow Chemicals, got away with only meager compensation for the thousands of victims.

Pushing India further into the mess created by the US in Afghanistan will be another important agenda during John Kerry’s visit, which must be opposed strongly.

The joint protest will also raise voice against the recently unearthed global surveillance by the US where even the allies are under close and constant watch of the NSA.

We also demand that the US should back off from Syria where a brutal civil war between two armed parties is on and a partisan intervention will only further erode stability and peace. We firmly believe that a people’s democratic mass movement in Syria can be the only genuine way to oppose the present regime.

The protest will also oppose the larger designs of US imperialism which is responsible for unbearable violence on people from Palestine to Afghanistan and Iraq, and the American war-mongering against Iran. We strongly oppose the illegal and indiscriminate killings of innocent people by the US drones.

We urge you to join this important protest and also invite your friends.