J&K chapter of Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD), hosted National Alliance for People’s Movement’s (NAPM) “Samvidhan Samman Yatra”, aimed at “Honouring and Protecting Constitution” as it reached Jammu, on its third leg after covering over twenty states across the country.
Addressing a convention, NAPM national convener from Delhi Rajendra Ravi stated that the Yatra is aimed at protecting autonomous institutions of the country and citizens’ rights enshrined in the Constitution from onslaught of those in power patronizing few big corporate houses and rabid communal elements.
NAPM convener Suniti S R said that they had fought battles for citizens’ rights and won also. This Yatra will culminate at Delhi on December 10. “We need the support of all those who believe in socialism, Constitution and above all humanism to make our endeavours in this regard successful,” she added.
Ramen Magsaysay awardee peace activist and vice president Socialist Party of India Sandeep Pandey cited the life struggle of Ganga crusader and IITian-turned seer Professor G D Agrawal, who died after 111-day fast for the cause of holy river, to expose, what he said, “doublespeak of present ruling dispensation headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.”
Ashok Chaudhary of All Indian Union of Forest Working People, said that Dr Ambedkar had cautioned that if these disparities did not end, political equality guaranteed by the constitution too will get eroded.