Karnataka Writers Seek Protection for Pen
Delegation will submit memorandum on 21 September 2017
September 19, 2017
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On 21 September 2017, Thursday, a delegation of writers from Karnataka will register a protest seeking protection for pen, a symbol of freedom of expression.
Gauri Lankesh's assassination is already being condemned at national and international level. The rally held on Sept 12 in Bengaluru was a considerable milestone in the history of agitation in favor of freedom of expression.
There are hundreds of ways to register our protest. Now we are taking a new step. Like minded journalists, writers and activists will submit a memorandum along with a pen to Karnataka government in Bengaluru. Same will be replicated in different districts/taluks.
We feel it will make a big sound if it is replicated at different cities/states of the nation on same day.
The writers seek for:
* Memorandum will seek protection for pen, freedom of expression.
* It will also have clarification that our writing won't be stopped as we are not feared by any gun.
* In other states memorandum can be addressed to president of India and can be submitted through taluk/district administration.
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