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In Solidarity with Teesta Setalvad - A statement from LeftWord Books

by , 26 Sep 2017
We, at LeftWord Books, stand firmly behind our author Teesta Setalvad. A person of the highest integrity and courage, Teesta embodies the best of what the Indian Constitution demands of its citizens. It might be well-worth quoting from the preamble to remind all people of the key values enshrined in that document, which urges Indians to secure for all citizens,
 
- Justice, social, economic and political;
- Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
- Equality of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
- Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation.
 
Each part of this preamble defines the life of Teesta Setalvad — a fighter for justice and equality, who exercises her liberty to join others in the creation of a fraternal nation.
 
The harassment of Teesta Setalvad by the central government and by certain state governments interrupts the basic values of the Constitution. We urge all Indians to defend the right of Teesta and other activists to work hard to ensure that India remains a 'sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.'
 
Sudhanva Deshpande and Vijay Prashad,
Editors

In Solidarity with Teesta Setalvad - A statement from LeftWord Books

We, at LeftWord Books, stand firmly behind our author Teesta Setalvad. A person of the highest integrity and courage, Teesta embodies the best of what the Indian Constitution demands of its citizens. It might be well-worth quoting from the preamble to remind all people of the key values enshrined in that document, which urges Indians to secure for all citizens,
 
- Justice, social, economic and political;
- Liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship;
- Equality of status and of opportunity; and to promote among them all
- Fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity and integrity of the Nation.
 
Each part of this preamble defines the life of Teesta Setalvad — a fighter for justice and equality, who exercises her liberty to join others in the creation of a fraternal nation.
 
The harassment of Teesta Setalvad by the central government and by certain state governments interrupts the basic values of the Constitution. We urge all Indians to defend the right of Teesta and other activists to work hard to ensure that India remains a 'sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.'
 
Sudhanva Deshpande and Vijay Prashad,
Editors

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