Report of Kolkotta Convention for the release of Dr. Binayak Sen

Nearly 150 persons attended the May 14 convention held at Medical College Common Room form 5 pm. Dr. Shyamal Baran Roy, ex-Director, Central Institute of Blood Transfusion and Hematology, chaired the convention.


Dr. Jayanta Das, on behalf of Medical Collge Democratic Students’ Association and Shramajibi Swasthya Udyog, presented a draft resolution. Noted human rights activist Sujata Bhadra was the first speaker supporting the resolution. Binayakda’s mother Mrs. Anusuya Sen was the next speaker. Pradip Banerjee of Bandi Mukti Committee, Dr. Tapas Bhattacharya of Health Services Association, renowned paeditric surgeon Dr. P. K. Sarkar, Dr. Subhas Dasgupta of Medical Service Centre, Ashis Lahiri of Bengali Monthly Review, Amitadyuti Kumar of APDR, noted journalist Bolan Gangopadhyay, Basudeb Banerjee of Commercial Taxes Executive Officers’ Association, Pranab Dey of Land & Land Reforms Officers’ Association, Sandip Dasgupta of Joint Council of Trade Unions were among other speakers.


The resolution was adopted unanimously. The convention ended with the resolve to give the Free Binayak Sen Campaign the shape of a mass movemnet.


THE RESOLUTION ADOPTED AT THE CONVENTION


HELD ON MAY 14, 2008 AT MEDICAL COLLEGE COMMON ROOM


DEMANDING RELEASE OF DR. BINAYAK SEN


We, the doctors, people’s health activists and human rights activists of West Bengal, today in this convention strongly protest against the unjust arrest and detention without trial of Dr. Binayak Sen. We deplore Dr. Binayak Sen’s detention under the black laws, Chhattisgarh Vishesh Jana Suraksha Adhiniyam and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, since May 14, 2007.