A spirit rose.
MAKKAL SAKTHI !! PEOPLE POWER !!!
and this, my fav picture from the rally. THE COURAGE, THE SPIRIT, THE MAKKAL SAKTHI that inspired and woke up an entire nation.
Now… after all the so-called leaders turning political, after all the arrested Hindraf activitists have been released on “negotiated terms”…. there’s ONE MAN STANDING – Murugan.
Whatever those who want the original Hindraf spirit to “go away” is trying to sell, and have sold to the rest… Murugan is not buying. He stands and he stands firm.
written by Sekeran:
5 – 7 jan 2011
8.30 am Jln Duta Court 5 (Jenayah) Level 3 Right Wing
New Year Greetings, Comrades,
We begin the New Year with yet another chapter of this ground-breaking saga of The Hindraf Rally on 25th November 2007.
The illegitimate-UMNO led ruling government has used all its resources including the courts to subdue all the defendants in the case, but Murugan, the Last Man Standing is not giving them a walkover.
He has taken it upon himself to use his trial to highlight the double standards, selective prosecution and victimisation by the authorities.
On 26th Oct 2010, the judge had ordered the proceedings to commence in the absence of his lawyer, leaving Murugan to face the court and the prosecution team by himself.
Fortunately, he was not alone. The presence of many of you, activists and lay supporters, has been a source of strength not only to Murugan, but the CAUSE that he represents. It must also have caught the attention of the court and the powers-that-be, that the people care and are watching.
Tomorrow, his lawyer, Visva, is expected to cross-examine the the arresting officer, and the prosecution may call one or two more witnesses before it closes its case.
Could I therefore ask you once again to lend your support, by your kind presence, if possible, however brief it may be.
Irrespective of whether you are able to make it, at least for the sake of YOUR Constitutional Right To Assemble Peaceably without arms, please publicise this case of selective prosecution as widely as possible via e-mail, sms, blogs etc.
PS; I will be away till mid- january: for info please call Mani 0142278439
Have we all forgotten the original hindraf spirit?
One of the main sparks that started the rise of the people to rally for our rights since 2007?
The political games, the media’s blackout, the people’s short memory.. it’s sad to know that there’s only one last man standing from the original Hindraf spirit… one last spirit that refuses to compromise when his comrades, his leaders and maybe the rakyat has abandoned him and what he represents.
It’s to the ruling party’s interest to bury the Hindraf spirit with the dismissal of the Hindraf case.
The courts, the AG and even some of the original hindraf guys are compromised in line with BN’s interests.
Do we let the heroic flame of the original Hindraf rally die with this last man holding the sole candle?
Will the 30,000 who stood with him on 25 November 2007 against the FRU’s water cannons and tear gas stand up again?
Will the rest of us who felt their spirit and awaken to social activism now come back and show solidarity to this Last Man Standing??
5-7 Jan, Dutacourts.
try to be there.