Committee Tetary Must Rise

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!