IMPHAL, Oct 11 : A National Convention on Grievances Redressal and Whistleblower Protection was held for two days on October 10 and 11 under the aegis of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information at Bluebells School, New Delhi.
The National convention adopted two resolutions regarding AFSPA and Irom Sharmila’s hunger strike besides many other resolutions on the issue of grievances redressal and Whistleblower Protection.
National Convention for People’s Right to Information is led by many prominent people including Aruna Roy.
The convention was participated by a number human rights activists and RTI activists from all over India. Human rights activist, Dr Binayak Sen has extended his support to the movement against AFSPA and Irom Sharmila’s unparalleled fast. The convention resolved that the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 should be repealed and Irom Sharmila should be allowed to meet her family members and people without any restriction.
At the end of the program, many RTI activist extended their support to the campaign for Save Democracy, Repeal AFSPA and they also extended their support to the worldwide protest/fast and demonstration which would be held on November 5 this year all over India and some other foreign countries.
This world wide protest is being organized by the Save Democracy, Repeal AFSPA (Group) and their supporters as part of the observation of the 53 years people’s struggle and Irom Sharmila’s completing 11 years fast on November 5.
Source: The Sangai Express
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