Wednesday, 17 February 2016

GIA Protest March, a Press Release

GIA Protest March
GIA
Group of Intellectuals and Academicians
PRESS RELEASE
Protest March of GIA on 15th February 2016 against Anti-national Activities in JNU and Press Club of India
GIA is a vibrant group of socially active professional women belonging of different spheres of life, which includes a Pro-Vice Chancellor, a President of India Awardee, Supreme Court lawyers, internationally renowned artists/dancers, professors, mountaineers, writers, IT professionals, etc. They have been debating and discussing issues related to women, society and the nation at large through seminars, workshops, and writings in newspapers and bringing out a magazine which have established a considerable impact in the academic circles.

GIA organised a Protest March on Monday, the 15th February 2016 at 4 pm from Vithal Bhai Chowk, Constitution Club to Press Club of India and further to Amar Jawan Jyoti in which a large number of GIA members participated. After the protest march, diyas were lit at Amar Jawan Jyoti.
The country is witnessing shocking incidents which happened in the recent past where anti-India pro-terrorist slogans were heard asking for disintegration of the country. Such incidents strengthen the hands of anti-national forces, enemies of the country and terrorists who are foes of the humanity.
Two such incidents in recent days have shook the peace-loving patriots of the country and the collective conscience of the society-firstly, the anti-India pro-terrorist slogans by a section of students in Jawahar Lal Nehru University on 9th February 2016 and secondly in the aftermath of this, the organization of a seminar on 11th February 2016 in the Press Club of India wherein in the backdrop of the pictures of terrorists, Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt, anti-India slogans were shouted.
The group members are deeply hurt by the anti-national activities by a group of students in JNU, a premier University Campus in the heart of Delhi, and further the anti-India, pro-terrorist sloganeering, etc in the Press Club if India, the place known for strength of media, Both these incidents are, at the outset, anti-national and have hurt the sensitivities and collective conscience of society.
In addition to the protest march, GIA also submitted a Memorandum to the President of Press Club of India and will be submitting another one to the Union Home Minster, Govt. Of India in this regard, GIA has demanded the following form the President, Press Club of India.
  1. Proper investigation into the 11th February 2016 incidence at the Press Club of India who are involved in creating hatred towards India.
  2. Examining and exposing the entire links who provide political, psychological, moral and financial support to such anti-India persons and terminate their membership as well.
  3. To frame guidelines so that the Press Club of India is not used by such India-Haters in future. in the memorandum to the Union Home Minister, GIA will demand immediate action against the pro-terrorist anti-national elements so that they do note dare think about the disintegration of our nation and spoil the peaceful conducive environment of Indias development.
  4. GIA condemns pollution of academic institutions in the name of freedom of expression and demands immediate exemplary action against the perpetrators of anti-nationalism.
SAVE CAMPUSES, SAVE EDUCATION!
INDIA FIRST1
Jai Hind!
Monika Arora
Convener (Mobile-9810246300)

GIA
Group of Intellectuals and Academcians
15 February
The Union Home Minister
Government of India
Subject: Memorandum by GIA (Group in Intellectuals and Academicians) against the Hate-India campaign at JNU and Press Club of India
Dear Mr. Singh
The country has been witnessing shocking incidents in the recent past where anti-India Pro-terrorist slogans were heard asking for disintegration of the of the country. Such incidents strengthen the hands of anti-national forces, enemies of the country and terrorists who are foes of the humanity.
Two such incidents in recent days have shook the peace-loving patriots of the country and the collective conscience of the society-firstly, the anti-India pro-terrorist slogans by a section of students in Jawahar Lal Nehru University on 9th February 2016 and secondly, in the aftermath of this, the organization of a seminar on 10th February 2016 in the Press Club of India wherein the backdrop of the pictures of terrorists, Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt, anti-India slogans were shouted.
Both these incidents are not routine simple happenings to be termed as voice of dissent of freedom of expression or anti-establishment or anti-Government voices rather designs of such elements at the outset seem to be much grave in terms of security and integrity of our nation. Jawahar Lal Nehru University is premier University of the country and so is the Press Club of India, the powerful centre of press. Therefore, anti-national activities in these two prominent places seem to be a part of a big design to spoil the peaceful environment in our country. In the light of these apprehensions GIA demands the following.
  1. Take strict exemplary action against the anti-national elements in the JNU campus in which slogan shouting was only the tip of the ice-berg. Anti-national activities have been happening in the JNU Campus for long and the 9th February incident was not in isolation.
  2. To investigate the links of the anti-national elements in JNU Campus with pro-Pakistan elements and extremists in Kashmir of elsewhere who provide moral, psychological, financial and logistic support to them as there seems to be nexus which can be established by many parameters. One such link is the series of tweets of Pakistani terrorist, Hafiz Saeed in Favour of these JNU students. JNU Campus and all other campuses of Indian Universities should be cleansed of all such elements which are a threat to the security and integrity of India.
  3. To ensure that no repetition of an incident like that of the 10th February at Press Club of India takes place and action be taken PCI for providing a platform to anti-national elements as Press being the fourth pillar democracy holds great responsibility to the Indian democracy and it must fulfill its national duty.
Here I would like to mention that GIA is a vibrant group of socially active professional women belonging to different spheres of life, which includes a Pro-Vice Chancellor, a President of India Awardee, Supreme Court lawyers, internationally renowned artist/dancers, professors, mountaineers, writers, IT professionals, etc. they have been debating and discussing issues related to women, society and the nation at large through seminars, workshops, and writing in newspapers and bringing out a magazine which have established a considerable impact in the academic circles. We as a socially active and alert group expect that your Ministry will ensure that the press will be more vigilant in future and will not support anti-national elements by providing them platforms, We also expect that strict action will be taken against the perpetrators of anti-national activities in JNU Campus and Press Club of India.
Warm regards
Monika Arora
Convenor (Mobile-9810246300)
GIA
Group of Intellectuals and Academcians

15 February
The President
Press Club of India
Subject: Memorandum by GIA (Group in Intellectuals and Academicians) against the Hate-India campaign at JNU and Press Club of India
Dear Mr. Jalali
The country is witnessing shocking incidents which happened in the recent past where anti-India pro-terrorist slogans were heard asking for disintegration of the country. Such incidents strengthen the hands of anti-national forces, enemies of the country and terrorists who are foes of the humanity.
Two such incidents in recent days have shook the peace-loving patriots of the country and the collective conscience of the society-firstly, the anti-India pro-terrorist slogans by a section of students in Jawahar Lal Nehru University on 9th February 2016 and secondly in the aftermath of this, the organization of a seminar on 11th February 2016 in the Press Club of India wherein in the backdrop of the pictures of terrorists, Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt, anti-India slogans were shouted.
Legislative, executive, judiciary and press are the four pillars of Indian democracy. Independence press has always been the four pillars of Indian democracy, however, such incident on the Press Club of India has brought disrepute to the fourth pillar of democracy. In the light of this, we demand the following :
Proper investigation into the 10th February 2016 incidence at the Press Club of India.
Termination of the membership of such persons from the Press Club of India who are involved in creating hatred towards India.
Examining and exposing the entire links who provide political, psychological, moral and financial support to such anti-India persons and terminate their membership as well.
To frame guidelines so that the Press Club of India is not used by such India-haters in future.
Here I would like to mention that GIA is a vibrant group of socially active professional women belonging to different spheres of life, which includes a Pro-Vice Chancellor, a President of India Awardee, Supreme Court lawyers, internationally renowned artist/dancers, professors, mountaineers, writers, IT professionals, etc. They have been debating and discussing issues related to women, society and the nation at large through seminars, workshops, and writing in newspapers and bringing out a magazine which have established a considerable impact in the academic circles. We as a socially active and alert group have witnessed that the Press has been exposing the traitors and hate-India brigade of the country in the past. We expect that the press will be more vigilant in future and will continue exposing such further.
Warm Regard
Monika Arora
Convener (Mobile-9810246300)

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