On the International Day of solidarity with Gaza, social activists, artists, intellectuals and human rights defenders from almost 70 political and civil society organizations came together in a rally to protest against Israel’s genocidal attacks on Gaza and urged the Indian government to immediately and unequivocally condemn Israel’s continuing aggression against the Palestinian people .
The four hour long programme at Jantar Mantar started at 4pm was consisting of protest statements, speeches, exhibitions, stage performances, songs and poetry reading. Students of Springdales School and Bluebells School actively participated and recited poetry and also performed on stage. Representatives from political parties and social organisations spoke on the occasion.
Social activist Shabnam Hashmi, communist leader Sitaram Yechury, congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar also addressed the people.
Senior Communist leader and Rajyasabha member Sitaram Yechury and others demanded Indian government to stop all kind of trades with Israel and condemned this genocide in parliament.
Advocate Shahid Ali, national president UMF said “Ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza is fight between Shaitan(devils) and Insaan(humans) as Israel is shaitan and people of Gaza are Insaan(humans)”Mr. Ali also appealed people to boycott the Israeli and Jewish Products made in Israel or made outside of Israel but directly or indirectly support Israel.
This programme was supported by AIAWU , ACT ONE, AFTU (NEW), AIDMAM , AIDWA , AIKS , AIPSO , AISA , AMAN BIRADARI, ANHAD, AUDFA , BAJA, BLUEBELLS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, CBCI WOMEN , CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE AND RECONCILIATION, CWDS , CITU , CNDP , CENTRE FOR POLICY ANALYSIS, DALIT FOUNDATION, DTF , DYFI , EKTARA, HERO HONDA THEKA MAZDOOR SANGHATAN, HRLN , GARMENT AND ALLIED WORKERS’ UNION, IFTU , IPDA , JAN AWAZ, JANA NATYA MANCH, JANA SANSKRITI, JANWADI LEKHAK SANGH, JOSHI ADHIKARI INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL STUDIES, JAMIA TEACHERS’ SOLIDARITY ASSOCIATION, JAMIA STUDENTS’ SOLIDARITY FORUM , JWP, INCACBI , KHUDAI KHIDMATGAR, MEWAT CARVAN, MEWAT RIGHTS GROUP, MEWAT VIKAS SABHA, MKSS , MOEMIN , MUSLIM WOMEN’S FORUM, NAPM , NCDHR , NTUI , NFIW , PALESTINE SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE IN INDIA, PARCHAM, PCPT, PEOPLE’S ALLIANCE FOR DEMOCRACY AND SECULARISM, PWA , RIGHT TO WATER CAMPAIGN, SAHMAT , SAHELI, SAMLA, SFI , SPRINGDALES SCHOOL, DHAULA KUAN, STEP, UNITED MUSLIMS FRONT, VIVADI, WOMEN FOR WATER DEMOCRACY, WING WOMEN IN GOVERNANCE – INDIA, WPC WOMEN POWER CONNECT, WSS, YWCA OF INDIA.