February 27, 2013
FORGOTTEN CITIZENS OF 2002
Victim Survivors of 2002 who are also IDPs (internally displaced persons) continue to languish in sub-human conditions eleven years after the state sponsored massacre which saw the brutal killings of over 2,000 members of the minority community and rendered thousands homeless.
A year long protest programme to demand dignified rehabilitation from the Gujarat government will be launched from Citizen’s Nagar, Bombay Hotel area from Thursday, February 28 2013, the eleventh anniversary of the pogrom. A detailed memorandum highlighting the many demands of the residents of Citizens Nagar, Faisal Park and Ekta Nagar will be released and submitted to the Gujarat government thereafter. Until these demands are met the protest will continue and extend to other rehabilitation colonies and IDPs living all over Gujarat.The memorandum will be accompanied by a detailed survey of 180 homes from these localities.
The Gujarat government has shown scant respect to the Millennium Development Goals for Gujratis in general and particularly for the Victim Survivors of 2002. The CJP will assist IDP communities all over Gujarat throughout the state to ensure regularization of their lands and homes, the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities, access to primary health and education.
You are invited to participate in the Remembrance Prayers tomorrow as also the launch for this campaign of the Forgotten Citizens of Gujarat for Justice and Dignity.
We request the media to cover the launch this unique people’s campaign
Venue: Citizen’s Nagar, Bombay Hotel area, Danilimda
Time: 3 – 5 p.m.
Date: February 28, 2013
Fr Cedric Prakash
Nirant, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400 049. Ph: 2660 2288 email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
'Nirant', Juhu Tara Road,
Juhu, Mumbai - 400 049