Sunday, March 22, 2009

Celebration of International Women's Day in Sundarban

Like every years, International Women's day was celebrated in Gogeshgung-Gobindakati, the remote villages of Sundarban delta (West Bengal, India) with huge enthusiasms on 8th March 2009. From 4pm to 6pm a rally marched in different regions of Gogeshgung-Gobindakati and a mass meeting was held in front of Gobindakati Primary School from 6pm for two more hours. People participated in the rally shouted slogans in demand of the democracy, independence and equality of women, in support of the neo-democratic revolution which is in essence anti-feudal and anti-imperialist. They also shouted slogans against the feudal and imperialist cultures, and also against the practices of female embryo destruction. Their slogans expressed solidarity to the struggles of Singur-Nandigram and Lalgarh. They protested against construction of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in different parts of India.

While addressing the rally, speakers from different mass organizations and journals, like, Nari Mukti Sangha (NMS, a progressive-democratic Women's organization which believes that the liberation of Women could only be achieved with the success of Neo-democratic followed by socialist revolution), Sangrami Sramik Sanghathan (Workers' Organization), Marxist-Leninist Research Centre and Janamuktikami (a Bengali revolutionary journal) stressed upon the question of the liberation of women as it is totally related to the abolition of feudalism and imperialism in India.

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