[Reader-list] Join us: In memory of Satyendra Dubey

Shivam Vij zest_india at yahoo.co.in
Fri Jan 9 18:33:26 IST 2004

People march against corruption

Hundreds of people from all cross sections of society will
march on the
roads of Delhi to pay homage to Satyendra Kumar Dubey, who
was murdered
Gaya last month after he exposed corruption in the working
of National
Highway Authority of India. On this Saturday 10th January,
teachers, professors, professionals, advocates, IIT alumni,
IIM alumni,
people from resettlement colonies will come together to
undertake a peace
march to express their anguish at the murder of Dubey and
also to demand
from the government that suitable steps be taken to curb
the menace of
corruption and associated criminalisation. Aruna Roy and
Sandeep Pandey,
both Magasaysay award winners, would participate in the
march. It would
be attended by senior journalists like Prabhash Joshi,
Bharat Dogra and
Bahadur Rai.

Satyendra Dubey was working as a Project Director on the
Quadrilateral Highway Project. He would bring several cases
of corruption
his superiors' attention. When no action was taken, he
finally wrote a
confidential letter to the Prime Minister highlighting
several instances
the "loot of public money" and "poor implementation"
in the Project and
urged action. The letter was forwarded down the
bureaucratic chain. Dubeyji
started receiving numerous threats. A chain of events,
currently being
investigated by the CBI, led to Dubeyji's murder on the
night of November
27th, 2003 in Gaya.

Dubeyji's death is being seen as a wake-up call for all
Indians. People
all sections of society are coming together on this
Saturday to express
their deep anguish at the steep rise in corruption. There
are several such
Dubeyjis who have laid down their lives in the past and who
would continue
to be murdered, if we do not unite and make a stand against

It would be a Silent March which will start at 2:00 PM on
Saturday, 10th
from the Gandhi Peace Foundation on Deen Dayal Upadhyay
Marg (ITO) and
at Rajghat. It will be followed by prayers, songs and talks
by eminent
citizens. An appeal is being made 
to all citizens to join this peace march in large numbers.

Arvind Kejriwal
IIT Kharagpur , B Tech (Hons) 1989
Ph 011-55254077
parivartan1000 at rediffmail.com

Shivam Vij
O-9 Rudra South
St. Stephen's College
University Enclave, Delhi 7
shivamvij at hotmail.com
98684 31703

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