NAPM Condemns Bangla Army Repression

National Alliance of People's Movements

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Press Release

31 August 2007

NAPM Condemns Bangla Army Repression

The last week's brutal onslaught of military backed regime in Bangladesh against the students and the teaching community has deeply hurt the freedom loving people of India. We at the National Alliance for People's Movement deplore these incidents and demand that Bangladesh army should immediately withdraw from the forceful occupation of the Dacca University campus and release the detained students and professors.

NAPM also appeals to the International Community to raise its voice against the brutal suppression of civil rights by the military backed regime and ask for immediate cessation of anti-people activities of the government. Having shown a way towards and exemplary grass roots development and improvement in human development indices in the recent years, the ruling class in Bangladesh cannot allow the country to recede into the days of totalitarian rule. People of Bangladesh had earned their freedom and civil liberties at enormous sacrifice and the government should not dilute its importance.

Sandeep Pandey, Sanjay M.G. (Ex Senate Member, Mumbai University) , Medha Patkar, Mukta Srivastava, Thomas Kocherry, Geetha Ramakrishanan, Gabriele D., P. Chennaiah, Ulka Mahajan, Rajendra Ravi, Anand Mazgaonkar, Sr. Celia.

( National Convenors NAPM)