Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Please forward Waytha's message: Hindraf's just struggle for justice continues

Dear HINDRAF Supporters,

You may all have heard about the “War of Roses” declared by HINDRAF yesterday. Now the Government would understand that I have not accepted defeat and HINDRAF’S struggle would continue.

We would continue to peacefully fight for the release our 5 Leaders and demand that the Government meet our 18 demands submitted to the Prime Minister in July 2007.

I promise you that 16th Feb 2007 would be an eye opener to the Government that Indians will never give up their struggle. We have remained silent for far too long. The Government finds it difficult to digest the fact that Indians have found strength to voice out their grievances.

So please send the message to all your friends by whatever means possible. We do not have the support of the media so we have to be independent and find our own way to spread the news. SMS are powerful tool at this time and age.

If you have friends overseas I suggest you ask them to organize one at their respective embassies and consulate offices as well. Never mind if it falls on Saturday. They can write to the embassy/consulate office to accept on a Saturday. They will oblige. After all the Roses are meant for the PM How can they disrespect the PM?

Kindly also take note that as policewatchmalaysia website is not available currently you could log on to www.hindraf.co.uk to find out latest news on Malaysia.

Thank you.

Waytha Moorthy

Hindraf declares war ... of roses
Syed Jaymal Zahiid | Jan 7, 08 7:18pm
Its leaders have been demonised and detained, its supporters labeled as misguided, and its grievances dismissed as ‘extreme’.

So what does Hindu Rights Action Force (Hindraf) have up its sleeves to make known its plight and that of the Indian community?

Roses. Lots and lots of them. And for whom? Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.

In a statement from London today, Hindraf chairperson P Waythamoorthy said 10,000 Indians bearing red and yellow roses will converge in February at the Parliament House in Kuala Lumpur to petition Abdullah on issues affecting the Indian community.

Red roses to signify the ‘love and peace’ with which Hindraf brings its message, yellow roses to signify the demand for justice for five of Hindraf’s leaders - including Waytha’s brother Uthayakumar - who are currently held under the Internal Security Act (ISA).

Waythamoorthy said the yellow roses also symbolise the ‘cry for justice’ emanating from the Indian community on the whole that ‘has been neglected for the last 50 years’.

Abdullah, as internal security minister, had signed the orders for the detention of the ‘Hindraf 5' under the ISA - which provides for detention without trial. They were accused of being a threat to national security.

‘The heart bleeds’

Waythamoorthy said Hindraf aims to unleash its ‘flower power’ and bring its message of love, peace and justice in conjunction with Valentine’s Day.

However, the roses for Abdullah will only be delivered two days later on Feb 16.

‘The heart of the Indian community bleeds on the incarceration of their leaders under the ISA. It is hoped by accepting the roses, the prime minister would be compassionate and understand the needs of the Indian community,” said Waythamoorthy.

Requesting Abdullah to “make himself available” to the petitioners, Waythamoorthy said Hindraf hopes the prime minister would be more compassionate.

“It is hoped that by accepting the roses, the prime minister would be compassionate and understand the needs of the Indian community,” he said.

However, it is expected that the police will declare the gathering of 10,000 illegal - with or without roses.


1 comment:

multidimid said...

And Samy in india tried to explain the impossible. SAMY was in a SPOT over Ban of Indian workers as reported by Reuters & wriggled out of it. Was it another U-turn to Retract Ban; Tried to explain Hindraf Controversy and linkages to terrorists; Alo No reports on Indian Defence delegation Visit
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Regrettably the ISA was applied against the Hindraf 5 based on belief & suspicion and & not the truth. As a matter of fact Mr Uthayakumar was laughing at the allegations and he had declared: ‘We have got zero links with terrorism. We have got zero links with LTTE. We do not support violence. We are a non violent group” As a matter of fact he had made a symbolic police report ( 9 Dec 07) against the PM, the IGP and AG and as expected “no action” was taken.
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