These are tough times in India. The second wave of the COVID pandemic has fatally exposed our unequipped and failed healthcare system, resulting in deaths in hundreds on a daily basis now. I extend my condolences to all the grieving families and support to those struggling to procure Oxygen, medicines and hospital beds. It is a time that we stand by each other and help those in need. We have to take precautions, maintain physical distancing but also be willing to take actions for the good of the poorest, weakest and marginalized members of the society.
With a deep sense of responsibility and pleasure, I inform that Fraternity Movement has completed four years today. In its formation in 2017, the founding members have envisioned an idea of a students & youth movement committed to the cause of social justice and fraternity, which I can proudly say we uphold.
As we have completed our four years, it is also a reminder to ourselves that our goals are not even close to finished. We have come a long way, with new state committees, dynamic young members from all parts of the country and campuses, but we still have to strive and commit ourselves to the responsibilities towards society we had undertaken. Inequality, injustice and hindutva fascism has taken over the country under the BJP regime and that is why it is more important than ever that we work even harder to ensure justice, equality and democracy.
In past four years, Fraternity has stood in unconditional solidarity with all the oppressed communities and groups and has dared to challenge the neo-Fascist agendas of the ruling regime with courage, grace and dignity. I remind our members and sympathizers that our resolution to fight alongside all the oppressed groups and against the enemies of justice has not and must not be weakened. Our living experiences as Muslims, Dalits, Adivasis, Women and other disempowered communities only make us stronger and we shall fight back with more power. While others wait and hope for a change, dear members, I ask you to be the hope and the change.
National President, Fraternity Movement
30th April 2021