Thursday, January 28, 2010
People's movements against capitalism". That's how actress Shabana Azmi sees the anti-land acquisition movements in Singur and Nandigram.
KOLKATA: "People's movements against capitalism". That's how actress Shabana Azmi sees the anti-land acquisition movements in Singur and Nandigram.
She was in town to release the English version of Kaifi Aur Main a biographical account of her father, Kaifi Azmi, by her mother, Shaukat Kaifi at the book fair on Thursday.
"It's time we celebrated the way peasants are resisting land acquisition by corporate giants, because this shows that the less privileged have geared up for a movement to protect their rights," she said.
Shabana's parents were an integral part of the communist movement in India before Independence and remained devoted communists till the end, despite extreme hardships, she said. When asked if India was ready for "revolution" that would usher in equality in the real sense of the term, she said, "One should take a cue from the peasants' united protests against land grab by corporate houses. I laud it as a movement."
Source: Times of India
Posted by nickglais on 1/28/2010 01:55:00 PM