A call for the global community of teachers and students to protest
against this most dangerous trend by signing, translating and
circulating this statement, and organising protest meetings in all
Possible innocence, the fact that
guilt was never proven beyond reasonable doubt and that many impoverished accused
are poorly represented - just a few of the reasons anti-death penalty
of the funds that have been pledged by
international donors have actually been transferred to Nepal. We know rapid response is possible when security or economic interests are threatened.
The Indian Home Ministry’s attempt to block
the screening could be seen as one example of a broader clampdown on whatever is deemed ‘anti-national’. But what does that say about the mainstream culture?
There was uproar in India at the
brutal gang rape of a 23 year old student on her way home from the cinema. Can
we harness the international attention to this case to demand that the world's
leaders commit themselves to a policy of zero tolerance of violence against