A fast that did not move a nation
Anna Hazare Vs Irom Sharmila
Do you know why Manipur’s Irom Sharmila is on hunger strike for past 11 Years ? A 12 day fast by Anna Hazare brought a nation and its parliament to its knees while a 11 year old hunger strike by Manipur’s Irom Sharmila has still not moved a nation and its people and its parliament.
Join us for strategising what we, the people, can do to make Government of India, its parliamentarians, its policy makers, think tanks, media and more importantly the people can do to make Irom Sharmila eat her first morsel of food one day. It is our moment to claim our right to life in this world’s largest democracy.
3 pm on Sunday, 4th September 2011, Conference Room, Control Arms Foundation of India, B 5/146, First Floor Safdarjung Enclave (opposite Deer Park and DLTA), New Delhi 29
Binalakshmi Nepram and Team
Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network/ Control Arms Foundation of India
B 5 / 146, First Floor, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110 029 Mobile/s : 9891210264/ 9711367968/ 987888637
Also, are you in Delhi? The World’s Biggest GM Free Baingan Bharta is being cooked at Dilli Haat on Tuesday September 6. You have a chance to witness and be a part of the World Record.
Hundreds of people including celebrity chefs and television personalities will be there to support this record making event. This bharta represents the opposition of over 92,000 people to genetically modified food and the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) bill, which will ease the entry of these foods into the country.
If you are in Delhi and do not want genes of some bacteria or animal in your food, then join hundreds of others in making the World’s Biggest GM-Free Baingan Bharta.
Here are the event details:
Venue: Dilli Haat (INA Market)
Day and date: Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm