05th Nov 2008. Bengaluru
Sub: HUMAN CHAIN organised by CSMR to defend the human rights of sexworkers and sexual minorities and to denounce brutal police violence on peaceful human rights defenders
Campaign for Sexworkers and Sexual Minorities Rights (CSMR) is organising a week long protest against the brutal violence on human rights defenders by the Banashankari police personnel on 20th November 2008.
On 5th November 2008 , over five hundred human rights activists got together at Gandhi statue, MG road,
On 4th November 2008 through Gandhigiri Hijras and sexual minorities visited important police stations in Bengaluru and gave flowers, leaflets, reports and information on sexual minorities to the police, to sensitise them on their issues. They assured their support to sexual minorities. For a few people’s fault in the community punishing entire community is wrong and cannot brand a community as criminals. They stated this clearly to the police. More than 70 police stations visited by sexual minorities.
On 3rd November 2008 CSMR distributed more than one lakh leaflets about this issue all over
In the month of November 2008 groups from different parts of India like Karnataka (Bangalore Urban, Anekal, Hubli, Ramanagar,Dharwad) on 7th Nov.08, Delhi on 7th Nov.08 , Mumbai on 13th Nov.08, Kolkatta on 9th Nov 08, Calicut, Hyderabad(Not confirmed) Chennai on 14th Nov.08, are organising protests as National day of solidarity action condemning the police brutal violence on sexuality minorities.
5PM to 7PM
Women in Black in Banashankari BDA Complex Area
11.00 pm to 1.00 pm
Public Rally and Public Meeting
We request you to kindly pubish this note in your papers and support us in the programmes of the campaign.
For further information contact :- Sumathi – 9845165143, Lakshmi: 9845113792 & Gurukiran: 9880365692.
on behalf of CSMR