6TH ANNUAL CONVENTION OF BMMA GIVING A CALL TO DEFEND SECULARISM AND DEMOCRACY IN BHOPAL ON 11TH MARCH 2014

 INVITATION
6TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
BHARATIYA MUSLIM MAHILA ANDOLAN
Muslim Women for Democracy and Secularism
Women leaders and volunteers of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan are holding their 6th Annual Convention in Bhopal on 11th March at 2 pm to respond to the challenge facing the Indian public and electorate. The convention will give a call on behalf of women belonging to the Muslim community to come together with men – all peace and democracy loving citizens to safeguard democracy and secularism in the country. This is an effort for safeguarding justice, equality, democracy and secularism as enshrined in the Indian Constitution and for all citizens irrespective of caste, religion, gender and language. It is a call to all citizens to stand up and vote for saving the democratic soul of India. It is time to make ordinary citizens count in this historic election facing the nation.
The political party with divisive and hatred ideology is propping up a prime minister candidate with a tainted record of deaths of innocents in Gujarat in 2002. There have been several riots across the country in the last two years. All this really points to the potential return of communalism to the centre-stage of Indian politics. It also indicates the fragility of communal peace and the continuing communalisation of mind-sets and sections of society. The development bandwagon cannot continue in the face of poverty, injustice and communal violence taking place in different parts of the country.
The speakers on the occasion are Zakia Soman, L.S Hardenia, Yogesh Dewan, Sarika Sinha, Ibrahim Qureshi, Safia Akhtar and Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz
We the undersigned cordially invite you to attend our Annual Convention and please invite others as well whom you think would be interested.
Date: 11 March 2014
Time: 2 pm
Venue: Hotel Bindal Residency, Old Taj Hotel, Near Alpana Talkies, Hamidia Road, Bhopal
Warm Regards and In Solidarity,                         
Safia Akhtar, Convener, Madhya Pradesh, BMMA
Zakia Soman, Co-Founder Member, BMMA

Dr. Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Co-Founder, BMMA                                       
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