Committee Tetary Must Rise

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The research done by author Radjinder Bhagwanbali on Janey Tetary, the leader of the resistance at plantation Zorg and Hoop in Suriname in 1884, has led to a movement that demands social justice for descendants of the Indian contract labourers. Committee Tetary Moet Opstaan (Tetary Must Rise) has set up a campaign to remove the statue of the colonizer Barnet Lyon that currently stands in Suriname and replace it by a statue of Tetary. With a crowdfunding campaign they are raising money to commemorate this important figure in Dutch Indian history. Click here for more info on the campaign and donate to support!