Release all political  prisoners immediately in Jammu and Kashmir 


Samajwadi Vichar Yatra reached Srikakulam via  Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam on its 44th day 

Release all political  prisoners immediately in Jammu and Kashmir 

Boycott NPR 

We cannot rely on assurances of the Home Minister

Having initiated from Gandhi Smriti, Delhi on 30th January, the 44th day of Unite India – Save the Constitution Samajwadi Vichar Yatra reached Srikakulam after visiting Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam. At Visakhapatnam, SA Muneer, Advocate Jahanara, Advocate IM Ahmed (Chief Advisor, JAC Vivah Shaheen Bagh), K Padma (Mahila Chetna) and others welcomed the yatris at Vizag Shaheen Bagh where the Yatris displayed their solidarity with the protestors. The Yatris also addressed the press.

Welcoming the release of former CM Farooq Abdullah, Dr sunilam demanded the release of all the political prisoners on the 220th day of lock down in Jammu and Kashmir.He said that Home Minister cannot be relied upon as he has been often found lying in parliament. Dr Sunilam  said that CAA - NRC - NPR should be scrapped immediately. He demanded the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister to immediately summon Special Session of Assembly and pass a resolution against CAA - NRC - NPR .

Speaking on behalf of the protestors, Advocate Jahanara said that all secular, muslim, dalit and backward class forces are against the agenda of BJP-RSS government to convert this country into an ethno-democratic Hindu Rashtra, subverting the rights of other communities. She demanded that the government should pass a resolution in the parliament stating that a pan-India NRC will not be conducted.

SA Munir said that the protest at Shaheen Bagh has been going on since 14 days now. He said the government asking people born in India a proof of their citizenship is egregious and unjustified.

Advocate Aradhana Bhargav said that Samajwadi Vichar Yatra is against CAA and NRC because it will disproportionately affect women adversely. She said that in Assam we saw that 70 percent of those affected by the NRC process, were women. The reason for this unfairness is that women are less likely to have formal claims on land or a formal education to provide adequate documents.

The Yatris reached Gurajada English school in Vijayanagaram where they met M.Swarupa who is the correspondent of this school. Talking about the school, M. Swarupa told that this school is made in the memory of poet and activist, Gurazada Venkata Apparao. She told that Gurazada Appa Rao had written a play called Kanyasulkam which was so powerful that it ended the practice of marrying young girls to older men. 

Yatra Convenor, Arun Shrivastava called upon all people's movements, human rights movements, environmental movements and all democratic and secular movements associated with socialist, Gandhian, Sarvodaya, leftist and Ambedkarite ideals to unite for the restoration of the values of the socialist movement of India and to re-establish constitutional values. 

In the evening, the Yatris reached Srikakulam where they were welcomed by Adv.Chandra Sekar, Muraleedar, Sashikala, Srinivas, Johny, Dr.Naik, Venugopal, Prasada Rao, Thandra Prakash, Adv.Ramana, Krishnsiah, Bharat, G.Ezra. A press meet was organized. 

Addressing the press, Ratnam ji urged people to work towards creating a society with values of equality and distributive justice. He demanded profitable rates for farmer’s produce, PSU jobs for the youth and 6 acres of farmland for farm workers.

In addition to the above the Yatris –PJ Josey (Kerala), Rohan Gupta (Jharkhand), Bale Bhai (Madhya Pradesh), Suji (Kerala) and Laxman Rao (AP) also participated in the Yatra. 

Tomorrow the Yatra will enter Orissa where they will visiting Dr. Lohia academy in the evening after passing through Brahmapur.

This yatra has been organized on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji and to mark 85 years of socialist movement.  Samajwadi Samagam has launched the Samajwadi Vichar Yatra to restore the values of the freedom movement, socialist movement and to reestablish constitutional values and counter anti-constitutional moves of Modi Govt. 
Till date, the yatra has completed 147 programs in 11 states. The first phase of the Yatra will conclude in Hyderabad on 23 March which is also the birthdate of Dr. Lohia and martyrdom anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh. The yatra will pass through 14 states in this phase.