Press Release – Candle light vigil against child sexual abuse on Christmas day

Press Release – Candle light vigil against child sexual abuse on Christmas day

Praja Rajakiya Vedike ಪ್ರಜಾ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ

Press Release
 
Candle light vigil against child sexual abuse on Christmas day
 
 
25th December, 2013
Bangalore
 
Today more than 80 people representing different people’s / women’s movements participated in the candle light vigil from 6PM to 7:30PM at The Town Hall, Bangalore. People listened to the reading of the Letter of a child yearning for justice in English and in Kananda.
 
The gathering was addressed by Suja Jones, Kalpana (from Vimochana), Evangeline Anderson (from Praja Rajakiya Vedike), Ranjani (from AIPWA) and many others. Suja Jones spoke about the trauma she has to go through because of the Pascal Mazurier (accused of child sexual abuse) and his mother appearing at her door-step today morning; with active support of the police.
 
Please find the following:
– Letter of a child yearning for justice (English and Kananda)
– This Christmas Morning (by Suja Jones)
– Photos of…

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JTSA extends support to the LGBT community, calls for committed judicial activism: JTSA

JTSA (Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association) extends support to the LGBT community, calls for committed judicial activism

~Linked to this passing the buck approach is that the judgement fails to recognize that minorities, sexual or otherwise, require dignified protection by law. This aspect is the most disturbing and damaging one as it questions the very fundamental, human right of small groups of people to exist and live with dignity in society.

Committed to speak and act for the protection of human and civil rights, JTSA registers a strong note of dissent on this anti-people – anti-minority – judgement. It stands in solidarity with the LGBT community and extends full support to the campaign for the right to sexual choice, justice, honour and freedom.

(Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association consists of Manisha Sethi, Ahmed Sohaib, Nabanipa Bhattacharjee, Adil Mehdi, Sanghamitra Misra, Tanweer Fazal, Ambarein Alqadr, Ghazi Shahnawaz, Manoj Jena and others.) ~

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Guest Post by JAMIA TEACHERS’ SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION

On 11 December, 2013 a two judge bench of the Supreme Court of India (SC) ruled that section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which considers homosexuality a criminal offence, does not ‘suffer from the vice of unconstitutionality’ and hence, legally valid.  By this highly regrettable ruling the apex court astounded and disappointed not only the LGBT community but the wider public at large.

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As a religious minority, I empathize with sexual minorities: M Reyaz

As a religious minority, I empathize with sexual minorities: M Reyaz

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This is a guest post by M. REYAZ

The Apex Court judgment of December 11, putting aside the Delhi High Court order on decriminalisation of homosexuality, pertaining to Section 377 of the IPC has clearly divided into two ‘queer’ camps, where on one side besides LGBTS are those liberals extending their support to the LGBT cause, and on the other side, there are religious leaders and groups, who otherwise would not even see eye to eye with each other (what is ‘queer’ about this second camp is not so much its sexual orientation, as the strangeness of its banding together against queer people despite their antagonism toward each other).

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Sharanya Matthu Sruthi Love Story – Jeeva Video Pathrike 1

Jeeva Video Magazine 1 “Sruthi-Saranya Love Story”

is a true story about two young lesbian women from Kerala falling in love and fighting for their love against all odds. The film explores how these women met, the reaction of their families when they found out and the support sought by them to live their lives as they wished. The film particularly focuses on the legal impediments faced by lesbian couples, the denial of right of a woman to choose her partner, lack of availability of space to express one’s gender and sexual identity and the patriarchal control over women’s sexuality.

Praja Rajakiya Vedike ಪ್ರಜಾ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ವೇದಿಕೆ

Jeeva Video Magazine 1 “Sruthi-Saranya Love Story” is a true story about two young lesbian women from Kerala falling in love and fighting for their love against all odds. The film explores how these women met, the reaction of their families when they found out and the support sought by them to live their lives as they wished. The film particularly focuses on the legal impediments faced by lesbian couples, the denial of right of a woman to choose her partner, lack of availability of space to express one’s gender and sexual identity and the patriarchal control over women’s sexuality.

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