Enforce Rule of Law! Fight Mob-ocracy!
Your presence will add meaning and value to a Citizen’s Meeting and Peace March on Sunday. April 6, 2008, 4.00 pm onwards. Please join citizen groups listed below at Holy Family School hall, (Nelco bus stop, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East). Then walk with them silently to Andheri Police Station to hand over an agreed memorandum.
The city is suffering lawlessness of a scale and frequency never known before. Issues are settled on the streets, mobs close down trade, attack citizens and spread fear. Police are often inactive or slow moving, collusion with wrongdoers is alleged. Politicians and power brokers are frequently involved – and rarely brought to book.
Despite the odds against them, a breed of fearless citizens stands up for the law of the land. Names like Navleen Kumar, S. Ganesan, Sumaira Abdulali, Suryakant Panchal, H.S. D’Lima and Vaishali Patil come to mind.
Most recently, James John, a senior and valued member of AGNI in Andheri East, had three ribs broken by persons forcibly closing shops the day Raj Thackeray was arrested. He was photographing the activity for evidence.
Citizens are stronger than mobs. On Sunday, April 6, join elected representatives, former members of the administration and police, representatives of citizen groups and the public to demand an end to the politically motivated and other lawlessness sweeping Mumbai.
Do be there on Sunday, April 6 and pass this message on to all with whom you are in touch. Mobs should not rule Mumbai. Citizens must.
D. M. Sukthankar
Vice Chairman & Managing Trustee, AGNI
Former Chief Secretary, Maharashtra / Municipal Commissioner, Mumbai
On behalf of
AGNI, Awaaz Foundation, Bombay Catholic Sabha, CitiSpace, Dignity Foundation, F- North Ward Citizens’ Forum, H-West Federation, Juhu Citizens’ Welfare Group, Khar Residents’ Association, MITRA (Movement against Intimidation, Threat and Violence against Activists), NAGAR, Oval Cooperage Residents’ Association, PRAJA and Public Concern for Governance Trust