Deeply disturbed at the communal and divisive agenda of the 41 day long Rath Yatra to mobilise support for building a Ram Temple at Ayodhya, CJP had started an online petition to inspire ordinary Indians to protest peacefully against it. Now, a group of secular and peace loving citizens are coming together to organise a March for Secularism.
The 2400 kms long march will begin in Chennai on March 21, 2018, and travel across 49 districts and 21 major cities, participating in public gatherings and more than 40 Rallies before culminating in Kanyakumari on the 10th day. The march will include a secularism themed caravan that would stop at around 52 points on its route from Chennai to Kanyakumari. Here is the invitation to join the march.
The March for Secularism will arrive in Coimbatore on the March 24 which is commemorated at Shahid Divas or the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. There will be a grand public meeting to take Bhagat Singh’s message (based on his letters prior to his martyrdom) to a wide audience of students and youngsters.
Here is the route of the March for Secularism
The caravan will then proceed to Madurai, Rajapalayam, Tirunelveli, Rameshwaram and finally to Kanyakumari on the 10th day. All along its route, the caravan will speak to 20,000 students, more than 50,000 struggling workers, farmers in the Cauvery delta region and fish-workers of the south eastern coast, inviting them to rally together against the fascist forces threatening to permanently poison the democratic basis for struggle.
CJP encourages everyone to join the March for Secularism. You can also come up with your own ideas to protest peacefully and creatively. Don’t let hate and violence divide us. You can also sign our petition to stop the Communal Rath Yatra here.