Demand the unconditional release of P.GOVINDAN KUTTY, Editor of PEOPLES MARCH sign now



COPY TO,
PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA,
INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING MINISTER OF INDIA,
CHIEF MINISTER, KERALA.

FROM,
ABHIPRAYA SWATHANDRYA DWAMSANANGALKKETHIRAYA
JANAKEEYA KOOTTAYMA( a peoples collective for freedom of expression)



Demand the unconditional release of P.GOVINDAN KUTTY, Editor of PEOPLES MARCH
Who is illegally arrested by kerala police
Save Live of Govindan Kutty who is on Hunger Fast from December 19th.
Back ground:
The Kerala Police, under the orders of Ernakulum Police
Commissioner, raided the room of Mr. Govindan Kutty(aged 65) ; confiscated all his
literature and Hard disk and arrested him under a number of fake cases. He
was harassed and interrogated for a day and and then sent to judicial
custody. Since then he has been on a hunger strike which has entered the
35th day(on 26th jan. Given his age his life is in
serious threat. When he was arrested and remanded, the authorities had insisted that he could talk to his lawyer only in the presence of the jail officials!!!
The charges now framed against Govindan Kutty are under Sec.134, 124 A, 133 B, of IPC and under the 1967 Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, which is normally used against criminal elements like goons and never against a media-person.

what is PEOPLES MARCH?

People's March is an independent revolutionary paper. It supports
revolutionary movements including the Maoist movements in India, Nepal and
elsewhere. It is a fully legal publication registered by the Government of
India with the RNI number KER ENG/2000/2051 and the postal registration
number: KL/EKM/614/2007-09. The magazine has been coming out for over 7
years meeting all the requirements of the government.

The arrest of the editor and the foisting of fake charges against him are
nothing but an attempt of the GOI of India to further stifle freedom of
speech in the country. It displays
the fascist character of the government and the cowardly action of the
Kerala police.

We demand the immediate and unconditional release of Com Govindan Kutty and
allow the continued publication of People's March. We hold the government
entirely responsible in the face of any damage to his health or threat to
his life due to huger strike within jail.

to know more about this issue
please read
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main37.asp?filename=Ne020208code_red.asp

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