A Personal account of ITEC's Show of Solidarity

By Senthil

ITEC solidarity We interacted with folks in the Yeshwantpur railway station. Most of them ordinary workers. We told them that IT employees are dependent on your labour in the city and many of us are also migrant. We told them that looking at anyone as 'migrant' will only escalate violence all across the country as every community is migrant somewhere or the other. The politics based on demographic profile will only lead to violence.

We told them that we wanted them to come back. We told them in areas like Koramanagala, Neelasandra where there have been some remote instances of violences, we can help by working with the police or house owners in case they feel threatened.

Many of them are doing ordinary jobs. They understand only Hindi or Assamese or Manipuri etc. They don't read English or Kannada newspapers. The Police presence has helped a bit, and the numbers have come down.

It was nice many friends from transgender community (smara) and sangama also joined the protest.
ITEC solidarity

Also as regards, the evacuation of rakhine muslim in Myanmar and killings in Assam there have been only fringe voices with concoted pictures. The plight of rohingya muslims has been blacked out mostly. There have been very few democratic voices condemning this. Maybe that democratic voice, if it had been there, would have diffused the situation even earlier and wouldnt have given space to fringe elements who are keen on escalation.

Yeshwantpur Railway station an IT employee from Asssam writing a poster in Assamese :
https://picasaweb.google.com/104169940766059794147/AssamSolidarity#57784...

ITEC in Yeshwantpur Railway Station :
https://picasaweb.google.com/104169940766059794147/AssamSolidarity#57784...

Fom Majestic to Yeswantpur : Discussing the issue
https://picasaweb.google.com/104169940766059794147/AssamSolidarity#57784...

Rumors and Riots are always linked:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104169940766059794147/AssamSolidarity#57784...

Down with communalism and ethnic violence:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104169940766059794147/AssamSolidarity#57784...

Politician and Religious organization diffuse the situation rather than escalate :
https://picasaweb.google.com/104169940766059794147/AssamSolidarity#57784...

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