Dec 12, 2012, 3p.m. The Press Club, Mumbai
It is now 20 years since the violent and horrific days of December 1992 and January 1993 that followed the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya on December 6, 1992 permanently altered the fabric of the city.
The metamorphosis of Bombay into Mumbai is a story of both despair and hope, of compliance and resistance, of the courage of memory and fortitude. A complex tale, it takes on a myriad forms and narratives and is still being written.
In a unique tribute to the voices that have struggled to tell this tale, a number of organizations and individuals representing all walks of life in this incredible metropolis, working amidst women, children, workers, with civil liberties organizations, legal aid groups and research institutions, have come together for a month-long campaign of remembrance and recognition: ‘Bombay ki kahani, Mumbai ki Zubani’.
We invite you to a press conference to announce the campaign on Dec 12, 2012 at 3p.m. at the Press Club, Mumbai. The press conference will be addressed by Justice H Suresh (retd. judge of the Bombay High Court), Dr Pushpa Bhave, educationist and social activist and Dr Asghar Ali Engineer, reputed Islamic scholar.
In addition, we shall also share the stories of individuals and activists who have displayed amazing resilience in struggling for justice all these 20 years.
Please do attend and cover the press conference.
Aawaaz-e-Niswaan;Agaaz;Akshara;Communalism Combat;Forum Against Oppression of Women (FAOW);Lesbians and Bisexuals in Action (LABIA);Lok Raj Sangathan;Majlis;Muktiyaan;National Streets for PerformingArtists(NSPA);Nirbhay Bano Andolan;Sabrang;Saher;SNDT,Churchgate;Tata Institute of Social Sciences;Umang theatre group;Vacha;Women’s Research and Action Group(WRAG);Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action (YUVA)
and many individuals