Two Years Too Much!!

List of Protests around the Globe on May 14 2009, the 2nd anniversary of Dr. Binayak Sen’s Unjust Imprisonment. Send us an alert to [email protected] to include Protest/Solidarity Action on your area to this list


    • Raipur
      Massive rally and courting of arrest on May 14th
      On the evening of 13th May 2009 there will be a special event by singers, musicians, poets, theatre artists and others to protest the victimisation of Dr Sen and celebrate the determined public resistance to the decimation of democratic norms and values [Day 1 Updates]
  • Delhi
    • Evening of protest and cultural programs on 14 May 2009 at The Lawns of Rabindra Bhawan, Mandi House, Copernicus Marg, New Delhiby 5.30pm onwards
      It is organised by Artists for Human Rights & Free Binayak Sen Campaign. [More Details]

    • dharna at Jantar Mantar on May 16th by PUDR 5-7pm
  • Jharkhand
    • Lalit Mehta Sahadat Divas
      A day of solidarity with NREGA activists and protest against state repression
      9.30 am: public meeting (“aam sabha”) at Daltonganj. Candlelight procession and cultural programme in Evening . More Details
  • Maharashtra
    • Mumbai
      public meeting at the Dhuru Hall, Dadar (W) at 6 30 PM

      This will follow a morcha by protesters. Public speeches, performance of well-known and young artistes, songs, recitations, reading out of original compositions by the poets, protest paintings exhibition etc will be there. More Details

    • Pune
      Protest March to the BJP office in Pune.
      at 5.00 pm. from Senapati Bapat Statue To ‘Tambadi Jogeshwari Mandir’ near Appa Balwant Chowk, Contact anant.phadke at [ Details]
      • Dr. Binayak Sen Film Festival on May 9th
        5 – 8 pm, Lokayat Hall, opp. Syndicate Bank, Law College Road, Near Nal Stop, Pune [ Details & Films ]
  • Andhra pradesh
    • Public Meeting in Anakappilli 15th May at 5pm.Orgnaised by Samalochana and APVVU.
  • Kerala
    • Thiruvanathapuram
      • Signature campaign and a gathering in front of the Government Secretariat, 10.30 AM , 14th May.Dr. PK Warrier wll inaugurate the function. prominent human right activist BRP Bhaskar and leaders of different organisations attend the function. Organised by  Solidarity Youth Movement, PUCL, KSMTF, SUCI, Ethical Medical Forum, & SIO

      • City Slum Medical Camp at 1PM , Karimadam colony, Attakkulangara .  Cont: Dr Saiju 9447120487

      • Committee for Release of Political prisoners(CRPP) Association with Minority Rights Watch conducting evening Dharna at Trivandrum in front of secretariat bldg.will start 4.00 PM : Contact: minoritywatch at
    • Kollam

    • Students Dharna By SIO Kerala 5PM Dr B.Ikbal, Nafeesa Beevi Etc will speak

    • Alappuzha
      Evening Dharna By SIO Kerala 5PM  at KSRTC Stand KS Manoj MP, Mathew Velangadan, Dr. V Venugopal Etc will speak

    • Eranakulam
      Protest day. It’s not Binayak Sen, but the human rights are in jail. It’s not Binayak Sen, but the Justice is facing Trial Protest march at 4:30 PM from Gandhi Bhavan, Kacheripadi, Ernakulam organised by Dr. Binayak Sen Defence Commitee(Kerala)
      • Students Dharna By SIO Kerala at Menaka junction 5 PM Adv Jayasankar, Geo Jose, Savad Rahaman etc will speak
    • Thrissur
      Public Meeting
      Organised by SIO Kerala.4PM p.k vasu,limseer ali,k.s.nisar etc will speak

    • Palakkad: Protest meeting at 5 PM  Dr. PS panikker, Pathmakumar, M. Sulaiman, Mohammed Sabir etc will speak

    • Malappuram
      Public Meeting
      Organised by SIO Kerala. 10 AM-4-PM. Dr. P Geetha, Adv PA Pouran, Adv Manjeri sunderraj. Manambur rajan babu,k etc will speak.Also Solidarity Programmes are happening in MES college of medical science-perinthalmanna and Royal dental college padaparambu
    • Kannur
      poster campaign in Kannur town
      organised by Peoples Right Protection Samithi Students Dharna By SIO Kerala at stadium corner Dr. D Surendranath, PBM Farmees etc will Speak
  • Karnataka

    • Public seminar on May 9th (saturday)

      Time: 2 pm to 5 pm
      Venue: SCM House, 29, 2nd Cross, Mission Road, Bangalore.
      Speakers: Dr K. Balagopal,(Human Rights Forum, Hyderabad) B.V. Seetharam (Karavali Ale, Mangalore), and B.N. Jagadeesha (Alternative Law Forum, Bangalore)
      A Team of Activists from Karanataka will participate in Raipur Satyagraha on May 14th
  • Tamil nadu
    • Cycle rally and the public event at , Marina Beach.
      Cycling and pamphleteering across the city – 9.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m
      Public Meeting and Cultural Programme – 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm(Contact Jeny 9840398852)
  • West Bengal
    • Kolkotta : Public meeting in Jadavpur University, Kolkata , in front of Worldview Bookstore (opposite Milanda’s Canteen). on the university campus , May 14th,  4 PM[More Details]

      • ” Whither Primary Health Care”  Public Seminar on May 30 at Students Hall , College Street, Kolkata at 1P.M . The seminar will be dedicated to the works of  Dr.Binayak Sen whose relentless effort for providing health care services to the down-trodden has become a legend. Speakers are Dr.Ilina Sen, Dr.Thomas George, Dr.Jayanto Rongpi, Mr.Ramkishan & others. The seminar will highlight the issues for which Dr.Sen was arrested & organise mass opinion in  favour of his release.
  • Gujarat
    • Ahmedabad : Candle light vigil and songs of solidarity on May 14th 7.30 PM at Narmad Meghani Library,   Natraj Railway Crossing, Mithakhali ,  Ahmedabad Organised by Movement for Secular Democracy(MSD)  People’s Union for Civil Liberties(PUCL) contact: Dwarikanath Rath 079 – 26404418; Charul Bharwada 98250 48837

    • Release Binayak Sen now campaign (UK) | Event Poster | (contact: releasebinayaksennow at
  • Edinburgh :
    • How to get there
      A “chain gang” of doctors will parade in handcuffs and chains. Please come along even if you can only spare half an hour. White “doctors coats” will be available. But if you can bring a white doctors coat/technicians coat/lab coat of your own, please do.A meeting at the Consulate General of India, Edinburgh has been arranged for 3pm Organised by Amnesty International and Scottish Action for the release of Binayak Sen. Supported by SACC (contact: AKapilashrami at or R.Jeffery at [More Details]
  • Bristol:
  • Philadelphia (Contact Subhrajit )

  • DC : In front of Indian Embassy, 2107 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC | 4:30 PM, Thursday, May 14th 2009 (Contact Somu Kumar |703 728 8987 )

  • Boston (Contact Somanth Mukherji)

    • vigil and protest in Boston- Cambridge area at Harvard Square, USA in the May 14th evening. AID MIT & Boston chapters,  Alliance for seclar and democratic south asia, Sanhati-Boston etc and local CMC Vellore alumni are organizing this.
    May 15, 2009, 7 PM  2560 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA [More Details] (Contact Siddhartha Mitra)

  • Maryland: Candlelight Vigil marking Dr. Sen’s unlawful incarceration, at 7PM, May 15th, In front of Mckeldin Library at the statue of Testudo, University of Maryland(UMCP) [contact Swetha Yeldandi (syeldand at or Isha Misra (imisra at ]

  • Texas