Arundhati Roy

The Time When Britain's Jeremy Corbyn Met India's Lakshmi Sehgal

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Sat, 06/10/2017 - 13:25
Jeremy Corbyn, Mustafa Barghouti, Arundhati Roy and Lakshmi Sehgal

 

In 2004, British parliamentarian and outspoken anti-war campaigner Jeremy Corbyn was invited to the World Social Forum in Mumbai (India). The organisers invited Corbyn for his frank stance against the West's illegal war on Iraq.

On 15 February 2003, Corbyn gave a speech in Hyde Park at the podium of the Stop the War Coalition, with which he had been associated since its formation in 2001. Nearly two million people - Corbyn's natural constituency - marched that day in London against the impending war. Here, as a Member of Parliament from Islington North, Corbyn called for a vote on the war