Dr Ramanatham Memorial Meeting 2008

Peoples' Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) invites you for the

Dr Ramanatham Memorial Meeting 2008

6th September 2008 (Saturday)
INDIAN LAW INSTITUTE (opposite Supreme Court, Bhagwan Dass Road)
3.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Each year, PUDR has been conducting an annual public meeting in honour of Dr Ramanatham, Vice President of the Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee
(APCLC) and popular medical doctor, who was killed by the police in 1985.
This year, we are organizing a meeting on


The decade of the 1990s witnessed anti-poor economic reforms,
'globalization', greater contractualization and casualization of labour in
India, changing production practices, an attempt to undermine labour laws
and frequent physical attacks on struggling workers. This was accompanied by
a series of judgements and orders by the Supreme Court and lower courts -
including on the right to strike and to call for a bandh - that taken
together constitute the most serious political attack on workers' rights in

Our speakers will share their experience in their own areas, what how
workers and unions have coped with and responded to this assault by the
judiciary. The presentations will be followed by a discussion.


1. SUDHA BHARADWAJ, CMM (Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha)
2. SANJAY SINGHVI, TUCI (Trade Union Congress of India)
3. ANIMESH DAS, IFTU (Indian Federation of Trade Unions)
4. NGR PRASAD, Advocate (Labour Lawyers Practioners Association, Chennai)

The meeting will be chaired by
KAMALA SANKARAN, Faculty of Law, Delhi University.

Please do attend and pass the word around.

In solidarity,

Nagraj Adve, Harish Dhawan
Secretaries, PUDR

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