Monday, September 15, 2008

Say NO to ISA! : If it is to be, it is up to me.



I live my life at times bordering on "If it is to be, it is up to me' or 'Who died and made me King?'. Yesterday I chose the former! The Internal Security Act a draconian law has been used again in this so called democratic country, and 3 people have been jailed. With the ISA you are denied your right to engage a lawyer or to defend yourself! People are crying injustice and are telling the government that they will no longer tolerate such abuse of power. So Siva and I went to join the candlelight vigil last night to release those who are held and to give them a fair trial. The rain and the presence of police did not dampen the spirit of those who wanted to stand up for what they believe in. The presence of the police was intimidating but the spirit was high. This is my first time joining such a vigil and it was indeed a special experience.

4 comments:

EarlGirl said...

That was so brave of you! That takes courage to stand up for what is right.

Louis said...

You are absolutely right n brave - it is an abusive of power against civilian. I feel I'm in a country that does not allow freedom of speech or anything. It is frustrating and disturbing to see our govn action. We should stand up for our right n our people in ISA!

FleetingMoments said...

Alas Louis has spoken.

Min said...

Hi friend, I salute you for attending the ISA vigil. Tho I am a bit undecided on the subject. Anyway, change of topic. Love all the songs here. Reminded me when we used to sit in your bedroom and read all your sis big girls magazine ! Those were the days...