//Vedike to protest Bush's visit

Vedike to protest Bush's visit

Shimoga 25 Feb: The Karnataka Komu Souharda Vedike (KKSV) has decided to hold demonstrations from February 26 to March 3 all over the State to protest against the visit of U.S. President George Bush to India on March 1.

State Convenor of the KKSV K.L. Ashok told presspersons here on Saturday said that a protest rally will be held in Bangalore on March 1, which will start from Mysore Bank Circle and culminate into a public meeting at Town Hall.

He said that similar protests will be held from the Science Field to the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in Shimoga. The organisations which would participate in the rally include the Civil Liberties Forum, Vidyarthi Hitarakshana Vedike, Bagair Hukum Regularisation Action Committee, Babri Masjid Action Committee, Dalit Sangharsh Samiti, Mahila Jagruthi, Namma Hakku Vedike, Madiga Meesalati Horata Samithi, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Karnataka Vimochana Rang.

Alleging that the Bush regime is directly responsible for the suppression of Islamic countries, he said that he [Mr. Bush] had tried to make the U.S. the world’s number one terrorist country by perpetrating their economic exploitation by diverting the resources from third world countries to rich nations. He said it had become inevitable for the progressive forces to protest against Mr. Bush’s visit so as to free it from the clutches of the American imperialism.

Source: The Hindu