We thank you for your interest in the campaign. The response has been very good so far and we have received numerous phone-calls, e-mails and personal enquiries from various sections of people who have expressed outrage at the instances of moral policing in Chennai and other places in Tamil Nadu.
At the last meeting, held on 07.10.2005 at ‘The Amethyst’, 65 people participated. There was a general consensus that a long-term campaign should be initiated for protection of freedom of speech and expression, freedom of association and consenting adult relationships, and against moral policing.
It was felt that such a campaign should encourage an open and healthy dialogue on various issues amongst citizens, state agencies including police and political parties, students, professionals and NGOs on such issues. It was also decided that a series of events would be organised for this purpose. The first of such events planned, is a day long programme to be held on Sunday, 6th November, 2005(date is tentative) consisting of poster painting, theatre, puppet show etc culminating in a public meeting to be addressed by eminent citizens.
In order to discuss the organisation of these events and to plan further programmes there will be a meeting on Friday 21.10.2005 at ICSA (Jeevan Jyothi), No.107. Pantheon Road, (Opp. Egmore Museum), Chennai-600008.
[Phone No. 28261905 /28269244] at 6.p.m. We request you to attend the meeting and share your ideas and suggestions for taking the campaign forward.
Dr.Vijay Nagasamy & P.V.S.Giridhar
Reply to: sanerchennai[at]yahoo[dot]com