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Stop The Persecution of Arundhati Roy!

414 Signatures Goal: 500

As the Confederation of the Workers from Turkey in Europe (ATIK) we condemn and oppose the attempt of the Chattisgargh government to prosecute Arundhati Roy for an article that she wrote about the Maoists. A country that prides itself as the “biggest democracy in the world” is attempting to choke and oppress the dissenting voices in India. This shows that ‘real’ democracy is not actually practiced in the daily life in India. Arundhati Roy is a well known progressive writer and journalist. She spent some time with the Maoists in the Dantewada district and wrote an article “Walking With the Comrades.” For this the DGP Chattisgargh wants her to be booked under the Chattisgargh special Public Security Act. With this petition we oppose this repressive measure of the Chattisgargh Government and demand an immediate end to the persecution of Arundhati Roy. Freedom of Press is an international fundamental right.

  • Soma Ghosh
    Soma Ghosh United Kingdom
    Feb 03, 2016
    Feb 03, 2016
    India will be seen as a backward, intolerant country of non-democratic bigots if this case is not immediately dismissed - no good for business or international relations.
  • John Pinto
    John Pinto United Kingdom, Edinburgh
    Feb 03, 2016
    Feb 03, 2016
    As a person of Indian origin I want to join the International condemnation of the persecution of the courageous Arundhati Roy.

    The apologists of the persecutors should realize the World is watching this case. I appeal to Indians to challenge the persecution of Ms Roy.
  • Isabel Cervera Grau
    Isabel Cervera Grau Spain, Valencia
    Sep 22, 2015
    Sep 22, 2015
    All my support to the great writer Arhundati Roy, whose "crime" is to tell the great humanitarian injustice of an oppressed society of which a huge majority of people live in misery, under a feudal regime, without any right to the minimum systems social protection and under continuous clashes encouraged and / or silenced by those in power. Freedom of expression and of the press is recognized in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • lopez
    lopez France
    Aug 20, 2015
    Aug 20, 2015
    La liberté de la presse est un droit international fondamental... Plus que jamais, après les événements barbares survenus a Paris en janvier 2015 contre Charlie Hebdo, l'humanité doit se soulever contre tous gouvernements, groupuscules terroristes ou autres qui cherchent a nous priver de notre droit a l'information et a la liberté d'expression...
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    Anna Hope United Kingdom
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    Soma Ghosh United Kingdom
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    John Pinto United Kingdom
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    Antonio Marín Segovia Spain
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    Isabel Cervera Grau Spain
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    lopez France
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    Ricardo Jimenez Spain
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    Dr James Deutsch Canada
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