Thousands gather in Delhi to defend people’s rights; #blindmedia ignores
Activists, labourers, farmers, numbering about 30,000 organized a massive rally Abki Baar Humara Adhikar (This Time, Our Rights; Hindi) in Delhi on 2nd December to demand and defend their rights that the current government is overzealous for amending people friendly laws to market friendly laws.
People from different parts of India have been camping in Delhi for the past week; living and sleeping on the pavements. They have been organizing various meetings across Delhi to inform and engage people with the concerned issues. Prior to the rally, Medha Patkar and other activists were detained by the police when they were protesting in front of the Indian Parliament which is currently in session.
Many on social media rued the lack of attention from mainstream media. Journalist and activist Akhil Kumar in Youth ki Awaz blog questioned the media coverage, “Was this just an oversight, or is it yet another proof of how the mainstream media is complicit in the criminal subjugation of peoples’ rights and silencing of their voices of resistance and assertion?” #blindmedia was popular on Twitter.