BHARAT BACHAO ANDOLAN
(for a National Struggle against Imperialism & Zionism)
"PROTEST AGAINST DEMONIZATION OF MUSLIMS BY ISRAELI EMBASSY & MUMBAI POLICE"
"DHADI (BEARD) LAGAO - ISRAEL BHAGAO ANDOLAN"
Venue: Israeli Consulate.
We will first congregate at the National Centre for Performing Arts, (N. C. P. A.) Sir Dorabji Tata Road, Nariman Point, Mumbai - 400 021
Date: 2nd July, 2010 (Friday) / Time: 3pm
An Indian Muslim, Mr. Muhammad (Civil Engineer) strolling along Nariman Point & around the general area of the Israeli Embassy, was accosted by the Embassy Security & then later taken in for questioning by the Marine Drive Police Station. After hours of humiliation, the Police told him -
"Why do you have to go 'there' with such a long beard".
So now Indian Muslims will have to live by the norms as set by Israel & it's trained cronies within the Police & Security apparatus??
'Is sporting a beard in Mumbai a crime??
We have thus decided to organize a protest against the increasing Islamophobia & demonization of Muslims.
We need to step forward to defend the secular & plural ethos of our mega-polis.
We thus appeal to all Mumbaikars' to join the protest wherein Beards are compulsory.
Jyoti Punwani, Feroze Mithiborwala, Kishore Jagtap, Aslam Ghazi, Qazi Yavar Ali, Sudhir Dhawale, Asif Khan, Shyam Sonar, Bhaghwan Keshbhat, Varsha V V, Bajrang Sonawane, Mulniwasi Mala, Jagdish Nagarkar, Simpreet Singh, Farouk Mapkar, Munnawwar Azad, Munnawar Khan, Saeeda Khan, Ghazala Azad, Tito Eapen, Winnie Thomas, Manmeet Singh, Arif Kapadia, Jyoti Badekar, Arrti, Pooja, Avinash Kamble, Vilas Gaikwad & lots & lots of others . . .