Saturday, February 5, 2011

Egyptian Blogger says "Today - I am the People!" And Delhi University Students say bring "Substantive Popular Sovereignty and Democracy in Egypt"

Last night we blogged about prominent blooger and activist from Egypt - Sandmonkey. He was arrested and then beaten up in prison cell. While he was battered, his car and phone was also destroyed. He has been released and his blog was also restored after international hue and cry and he is back to tweeting.

He tweets tonight from Tahrir square:

# Okay, guys, I am using an old laptop till the paranoid friends who took and hid my laptop upon hearing of my arrest come back with it.

#One group is peaceful and uses technology, the other is violent and uses rocks to smash your head. Which side do u wanna take?

You read his last blog post here. But few nights ago a fellow Sudanese blogger had a telephonic conversation with Sandmonkey. Now NSI-DELHI has put it together in a video format:


video



Delhi University Students and Teachers Express Solidarity with Egyptian Protesters: 

STATEMENT in SOLIDARIY with the STRUGGLE for SUBSTANTIVE POPULAR SOVEREIGNTY and DEMOCRATIC RIGHTS in EGYPT


Teachers and students of History, RAMJAS COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY of DELHI, INDIA, while condemning in the strongest possible terms, the brutal assaults on lakhs of peaceful pro-democracy protesters in Egypt, express their unequivocal solidarity with the deep and widely-felt democratic aspirations of the Egyptian peoples.

We sincerely hope--infact we are convinced--that the ongoing unprecedented mass uprising in Egypt will not only lead to the dismantling of Mubarak's authoritarian regime, but also to the deepening and strengthening of the foundations for secularism, equality, social justice, democratic rights and civil liberties in Egypt, the rest of the Arab world and globally.

Sd .: History Society Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India
New Delhi
4 Feb.2011

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