Monday, May 14, 2007

Citizens against Baroda arts hoodlum-ism

Following the arrest of a student, Chandra Mohan, and the suspension of the dean of Maharaja Sayajirao University's Fine Arts faculty in Baroda, Prof Shivaji Panikker, in gross violation of law, right to freedom of speech and human rights, with the state and the police acting at the behest of Hindu (and Christian) fundamentalist religious bigot hoodlums, a simultaneous all-India public protest will take place today (14th May 2007) evening, at 6 p.m.

Baroda: Fine Arts College premises, beginning 2 pm.

Mumbai: in front of Jehangir Art Gallery. Those attending are requested to wear black and/or white.

New Delhi: at Rabindra Bhavan at 6 pm.

Calcutta: in front of Academy of Fine Arts, from 4 pm.

Chennai: Lalit Kala Academy, Greames Road, 4 pm, and at Hues Gallery, Eldams Road, 6 pm.

For details of other protests, see here.

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