A convention for solidarity with Palestine that was held in 2009 in Delhi resolved to build a Palestine solidarity network in India. To this end, The Palestine Solidarity Committee in India – including representatives from progressive political parties, activists, academics and cultural practitioners – was set up. The Committee not only organises activities in India in solidarity with Palestine, but also critiques the new strategic relationship between India and Israel, particularly growing military ties. The Committee organises, from time to time, and takes part in international Palestine solidarity campaigns. We also hope to work on an India-Palestine academic and cultural exchange programme.
Notable Members of Palestine Solidarity Committee in India:
Subhashini Ali (President, AIDWA), Shyam Benegal (Filmmaker), Syeda Hameed (Member, Planning Commission), Githa Hariharan (Writer), Meena Menon (Activist), Saeed Mirza (Filmmaker), Maimoona Mollah (Janwadi Mahila Samiti), Seema Mustafa (Journalist), Saeed Naqvi (Journalist), Anand Patwardhan (Filmmaker), Prabir Purkayastha (DSF), Annie Raja (General Secretary, NFIW), D. Raja (Member, Rajya Sabha and National Secretary, CPI), N. Ram (Journalist), Nayantara Sahgal (Writer), Pallab Sengupta (AIPSO), S.P. Shukla (Former Secretary, Min. of Finance), Vivan Sundaram (Artist), Achin Vanaik (Academic), Sitaram Yechury (Member, Rajya Sabha and Member, CPI-M Politburo)