Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Two ideas of justice in abode of books

A brainstorming session on “eliminating injustice” behind closed doors, led by Amartya Sen and joined by the likes of Sharmila Tagore, Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das, Asim Dasgupta and Sitaram Yechury.

A barracking session of “cholbe na, cholbe na” in front of the director’s office, by over 100 Citu members protesting the “injustice” of the suspension of 12 contractual conservancy employees and disrupting reader services.

The National Library on Monday presented a picture of contrasts dipped in irony.On the one hand was the decorous Kolkata Group Workshop on Eliminating Injustice organised by the Pratichi Trust (India), Harvard’s Global Equity Initiative and Unicef India, and on the other a raucous demonstration by Citu, protesting their idea of injustice.

Full report here Telegraph

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