San Francisco, California: On Friday, August 13, an action of solidarity with the people in India and Kashmir-a protest of the Indian government’s “Operation Green Hunt” and the repression of the resistance of Kashmiri people’s struggle-took place at the Indian Consulate in the San Francisco. It was endorsed by the Sanhati Collective, and participants included US and South Asian solidarity activists from the Bay Area and elsewhere. The demonstrators held signs with clear messages:
* Stop Operation Green Hunt!
* Stop the War on People in India!
* Solidarity with the Resistance of Tribal People in India!
* Support the Just Struggle of the Kashmiri people!
The protestors handed out information about Operation Green Hunt: an Indian government offensive of over 200,000 soldiers directed against the areas populated by tribal peoples in eastern and central India-and why it must be opposed by concerned people around the world. A number of Indians coming to the Consulate for visas or other business had already heard about Green Hunt and wanted more information. This will be the first of many actions and educational events opposing Operation Green Hunt in the Bay Area.