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Demand to release Avinash Das, watchdog of democratic consciousness against neo-fascists

Demanding release of film director Avinash Das immediately, Revolutionary Cultural Forum (RCF) calls upon people to resist the "attempts by Sanghi neo-fascists to suppress the voice of the intelligentsia":
The imprisonment of popular film director Avinash Das by Gujarat Police is a sign that our country is heading towards the darkest days imposed by Sanghi Manuwadi Hindutva Fascism. Action against Avinash Das for taking a jibe at Home Minister Amit Shah, one of the architects of the pro-corporate pro-fascist dictatorial regime in our country (to malign his image according to the Gujarat Police). It is a serious attack on the democratic fabric of our country.
Avinash Das is a great watchdog of our democratic consciousness against the neo-fascist repression in every corner of the country. He had openly attacked the Sanghi Manuwadi Fascist ideas of Hindi Hindu Hindustan in seminars organized by the Revolutionary Cultural Forum (Kasam) in Mumbai and Pune against the culture of intolerance, hatred and partition. He upholded India's pluralism, shared martyrdom, shared heritage and diversity.He had emphasized to conduct a joint cultural resistance campaign against sanghi Manuvadi fascist culture is need of the hour. First Teesta Setalvad, RB Sri Kumar, then journalist Zuber, then Gandhian activist Himanshu Kumar, then Jharkhand Journalist Rupesh Kumar Singh and now Avinash Das, this endless cycle continues. According to poet Ranjit Verma, "not even those who are silent will survive".
We demand the immediate release of film director Avinash Das and other imprisoned intellectuals. We urge every democratic minded and peace loving people to raise cultural awareness against fascism. We must be ready to convert our voices against neo fascism, touts of corporate houses, into lakhs of voices who think that they can stifle the voice of the country by imprisoning social workers and intellectuals.
Signed by Praveen Nadkar, President; Tuhin, General Secretary



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