CAMPAIGN FOR THE RELIEF OF
NANDIGRAM CARNAGE VICTIMS
As a mark of solidarity with the year-long struggle of the people of Nandigram, the JNU community as well as people from all walks of life outside the campus has responded overwhelmingly to the call for contributing to the ‘Campaign for the Relief of Nandigram Victims’ initiated by students of JNU.
The large scale participation in the Campaign signifies a strong message of condemnation and indictment against the anti-people, anti-worker policies that has been forced upon the exploited classes by the rulers of the country. This systematic policy of displacement, destitution and destruction under the direct supervision of transnational corporations and financial institutions through their local agents: the big capitalist and big landlord classes have taken a monstrous form under the recently promulgated SEZ policy. This model of so-called ‘development’ will result in the further exploitation and marginalization of the poorer and voiceless sections of the society. The parliamentary ‘opposition’ or the NGO-ised ‘movements’ are in no position to stall this fresh wave of imperialist onslaught; it is only the militant, radical and revolutionary peoples’ movements which will withstand and overcome this.
And that is why Nandigram today has become such a powerful symbol of resistance; and that is why it has become all the more necessary for all of us to stand in solidarity with the peasants of Nandigram who are fighting a bitter struggle against the organised hostility of the social fascist CPI(M). Just as the heroic struggles of Tebhaga, Telangana and Naxalbari inspired the country’s working classes to rise up-in-arms against ruthless exploitation, Nandigram too is showing the way toady of many a battles ahead which will but be the inevitable outcome of the crushing policies pursued by the Indian state.
We are furnishing below the detailed accounts of the monetary contributions made to the ‘Campaign for the Relief of Nandigram Victims’ both by the student and teachers of JNU, DU and Jamia Milia Islamia. Apart from this, clothes and woolens were also contributed in large quantities.
These contributions will be handed over to the people of Nandigram and their organisations by the team of JNU and DU students who are visiting Nandigram on 16th and 17th of December.
Tapti Hostel (Girls’ Wing)--727
Jamia Milia Islamia Faculty-----1000
Collection from Individuals-----9500
GRAND TOTAL 35370