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Today's Topics:

   1. An appeal to Student-Youth and Progressive citizens (Asit Das)
   2. Dara Shikoh Festival at Ambedkar University, Delhi (Yousuf)
   3. OUT at the Widget Art Gallery "Asteroids at an exhibition? by
      Jaime De los Rios, Sept. 20 - Nov. 20 2016 (Chiara Passa)
   4. Dossier: Exclusive on Al-Qaida in Pakistan, China-Pak
      Partnership & Sindh-Balochistan (Zulfiqar Shah)
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*An appeal to Student-Youth and Progressive citizens*



*Student-Workers Unity Long Live!*


We, the Honda workers from Tapukara, Rajasthan are going to sit on an
indefinite hunger strike from 19 September 2016 at Jantar Mantar.  The
conflict between the Honda workers and the management started when workers
decided to initiate a worker was beaten up and was held back in the company
for forced overtime on 16 February 2016. When all the workers came to know
about it, they demanded an enquiry and action on the accused engineer. In
the meantime, the company management called the bouncers who aggressively
attacked the workers. Soon the police came and had a brutal lathi charge on
the workers. Many workers had grievous injury. Farcically, workers were
slapped serious charges under section 307, 395 etc of IPC and were put
behind the bar. Around 3000 contract workers and 200 permanent workers were
thrown out of their job.

For the last 7 months, we, the Honda workers, are struggling relentlessly.
Till date we were denied permission by the police-administration-court to
have even a peaceful demonstration anywhere near the industrial belt and we
were not allowed for any kind of sit-in protest in any place in between
Gurgaon and Jaipur. On 19 February, around 5000 workers had a rally from
Tau Devilal Park, Gurgaon to the Honda head office, and started sit in
demonstration there. Within a day the workers were forced to leave by the
police under the pretext of section 144. After that the workers tried to
have peaceful demonstrations in Tapukara, Alwar, Dharuhera, Jaipur but
could not advance because of severe repression by the
police-administration. The workers sought justice from the Rajasthan and
Haryana government, but there was no response.

In this situation, the Honda workers have decided to intensify the
struggle. The workers have decided that an indefinite hunger strike will be
initiated from 19 September 2016 at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding
that all the suspended and terminated workers be taken back, all the false
criminal cases be withdrawn immediately and all trade union rights are


In last few years, we are witness of some powerful student movements in
Delhi-NCR and beyond. These movements have drawn significant popular and
media attention. Also the progressive section of society have reacted time
and again against the state sponsored divisive politics and repression on
popular struggles. But simultaneously many intense struggles of workers in
the underbelly of ‘Make in India’ have gone almost unnoticed. Against
Corporate capital and repressive state machinery, we don’t consider the
struggles of different sections of society as watertight compartments.

As we plan to start indefinite hunger strike, we appeal to the
student-youth and progressive intellectuals to stand with us in our fight
for justice and take part in the demonstrations, campaigns and
fund-raisings in the college-university spaces as well as industrial belts.
We appeal to them to highlight our issue in whatever form -- through
cultural initiatives, writing in social-mainstream-alternative media etc
and also sending letters to competent authorities. Also the Honda workers
have given a call for the boycott of Honda two-wheeler products like
ACTIVA, SHINE etc. We appeal to all to further the campaign. Shockingly, we
just found out that the name of ‘Vishwavidyalaya’ Metro station has been
changed to ‘Honda two-wheeler Vishwavidyalaya’ as a naked show of corporate
might over university space. We need to unite to compel the authorities to
immediately withdraw this change.

For our struggle, we appeal to all to generously contribute to our struggle
fund. Contributions can be sent to following Bank Account:


*ACC. NO. 114501505870*



*IFSC CODE—001145*

Please send a message to this number *08950743351* (Sonu, Vice President of
Honda 2f Kamgaar Samuh) or mail us at after
you make a contribution, and for any further details.


*Indefinite Hunger Strike of Honda Tapukara Workers*

*Date: 19th September 2016*

*Time: 11 am*

*Honda Motorcycle and Scooter 2f  Kamgaar Samuh*

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You are cordially invited to the annual Dara Shikoh Festival (2016) to be held 
near the historic Dara Shikoh Library (AUD campus)

21-24 September 2016

Schedule : 

21st September 2016
2:30 pm - Exhibition: Camera Dilli-Ka: Photographs of the city and its people 
1880-1980 revealing the lived memories of Delhi, especially featuring 
photographs from the Narain Prasad collection archived by the Centre for 
Community Knowledge at AUD.
Inauguration of the exhibition followed by a talk by Dr. Sudeshna Guha.
Dr.Guha is an Associate Professor of History at the School of Humanities and 
Social Sciences at Shiv Nadar University. She has conducted research on visual 
histories of archaeological practices, photographic collections and their 

22nd September 2016
5 pm – Cultural evening: Songs of Delhi
- Madan Bala Sindhu and friends perform folk and popular songs
- Iqbal Ahmed Khan of Dilli gharana performs traditional music of Delhi
Madan Bala Sindhu, a theatre and music artist represents residents of Delhi who 
migrated into the town around 1947 from Punjab or western India, with her 
repertoire of Punjabi and Sindhi songs usually sung in family events like 
weddings. Her troupe also makes renditions of the popular Hindi poetry of Amir 
Khusrau and other Delhi poets.
Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan has been trained in Hindustani classical music under his 
grand father Ustad Chand Khan and several uncles belonging to the illustrious 
Dilli gharana. He features songs composed by many poets and composers of Delhi.

23rd September 2016
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Listen I am also Delhi: Inter college puppetry competition

24th September 2016
2:00 - 3:30 - Workshop - Master Class Puppetry with Mr. Gunduraja
Workshops on Archetypes and Epic Narratives by Vikramjeet Sinha
4:00 - 5:00 - Mahabharat Puppet Show by Katkatha

Entry : Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Venue : Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), Kashmere Gate, Lothian Road, Delhi - 
Direction :
Venue Info : | Nearest Metro Station - 'Kashmere Gate (Yellow 
Line and Red Line)'

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Dear friends & colleagues,

Hope this finds you well.
I'm glad to present "Asteroids at an exhibition”, a site-specific show at
the Widget Art Gallery by Jaime De Los Rios. September 20 - November 20

Widget Art Gallery Web-App cross-device, just
save the icon on your desktop screen!
Always available the osx-dashboard version at
TheWidgetArtGallery.html Enjoy the show!

Best regards, Chiara Passa

About the WAG

Due to our needs that seem to be increasingly handheld, WAG was born on
2009! The Widget Art Gallery is a mini single art gallery room fitting into
people's pocket. Every month, the WAG hosts a solo digital art exhibition
related to its dynamic site-specific context. So the WAG works both as a
sort of kunsthall showing temporary exhibitions and also as museum
conserving all the past shows inside an online archive that creates a
permanent collection.
WAG website

About the artwork:

"Asteroids at an exhibition” by Jaime De Los Rios

De Los Rios’s wag artwork explores some possibilities of time and space
specifically designed for the WAG virtual scenario, where viewer can
experience a multidimensional environment. In fact, the Widget Art Gallery
is crossed  by a 3D cyber-object which doesn't respond to newtonian
physics. This post-object called asteroid, affects to lights and shadows as
sun normally does in tangible world, transforming the WAG reality when it
crosses through the space. De Los Rios explores the evolution of the
image-representation as happened in the renaissance era with the
perspective, when a 3D-image was first realistically simulated in a
Jaime De Los Rios’s artistic research (mainly thru interactive
installations) focuses on the intersection of systemics science, especially
regarding the mechanisms, rhythms and natural patterns and collective
Artist's Web-site:

Chiara Passa - media artist

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Dear Friends: 

There are certaindetails, a brief of which, I am sharing here with you. 


I am under-goingsevere persecution in India by the Pakistan authorities through 
the United Statesfacilitated mechanism and technological system. It is a 
virtual cage, throughneurological chip inserted in my body due to which my 
brain is being given instructionsand my memories are attempted to be read out. 
Here is the brief about the trail,issues and aspects of some significant 


There has been engagementbetween Pakistan and myself (although torture has been 
underway) around Sindh andBalochistan especially in the context of new China 
–Pakistan strategicpartnership with reference to the interests of various 
regional blocks.  

Please go throughthe brief write-ups about some issues of significant 


Engagementwith Pakistan

HowSindh and Balochistan should go to International Courts and the UN

HowSindh and Balochistan should go to International Courts and the UN -- II

Pakistan – China Partnership: A Sindh -BalochistanPerspective

Co-option of Pakistan: A New ChinaPerspective


China-Pakistan: Whatlays ahead for Sindh and rest of the world?

Note: It has been greatto have discussion and being interviewed by important 
Indian and Nepalijournalists on Sindh and Balochistan.

Al-Qaida in ISI

An A-Class, armed cadre officerof Pakistani premier intelligence agency, Inter 
Services Intelligence (ISI)based in Lahore / Islamabad and engaged with USA 
modern technology based onNeurological chip for investigations and other 
purposes, is doubted to be associatedwith Al-Qaida and Hizul Tahreer or at 
least ispsychologically tilted towardsthem. He has attempted my murder more 
than thrice over last four months throughthe use of technology via satellite. 
He, probably, is part of India section ofISI and also is engaged with ISI 
International’s technological unit based in Islamabad.  Hisdetails are 
available with Pakistan, USA, and India. 

Hecan be big lead towards Al-Qaida and Taliban mechanism in Pakistan. 

NuclearWaste in Sindh and Balochochistan :


 Nuclear waste dumping by Pakistanat Sindh-Balochistan borders


I am sure this brief Dossier will provide information anddeep insight on the 
mentioned matters / issues. 




Zulfiqar Shah

New Delhi, India

Mobile: +918376876614


Blog:  Zulfiqar Shah's

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