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“Indian Democracy at a Perilous Crossroad”

A Virtual International Conference on Oct 3rd and 4th 2020

Tuesday 29 September 2020, by siawi3

Source: email

Monday, September 28, 2020

India in movement…, Diasporas in movement…, Democracy in movement…, Resistance in movement…


Indian Democracy at a Perilous Crossroad

A Virtual Conference on Oct 3rd/4th

Organised by Reclaiming India

"Indian Democracy at a Perilous Crossroad” (A Virtual Conference on Oct 3rd/4th)

Dear Friends,

Please join us in this important diaspora-organized conference at a critical time for Indian Democracy. And please share this message widely with your friends and colleagues.

We must come together in large numbers to send the message that we will not allow India’s Secular Democracy to be derailed.

Any attack on one community is an attack on all of us. Our silence enables those attacks, and will eventually consume all of us.

Let us speak up now in one voice!

Best Regards,
Raju Rajagopal, Berkeley, CA
Co-founder, Hindus for Human Rights (.org)
Founding Member of ’Reclaiming India’


“Indian Democracy at a Perilous Crossroad”
A Virtual International Conference on Oct 3rd and 4th

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“The Modi Regime and the Destruction of India”
Dr. Ramachandra Guha, Author
Suchitra Vijayan, The Polis Project

"Building the Beloved Community, an Inclusive, Egalitarian and Peaceful Democracy”
Rev. Dr. William Barber, Poor People’s Campaign
Prof. Rajmohan Gandhi, Historian/Biographer

“Reclaiming Hinduism from Hindu Nationalists”
Prof. Anantanand Rambachan, St. Olaf College
Pandit Vishvambar Nath Mishra, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Varanasi
Punya Upadhyaya, Hindus for Human Rights

“#DalitLivesMatter - The Ongoing Struggles of India’s Dalits”
Martin Macwan, Navsarjan Trust, Gujarat
Dr. Roja Singh, Dalit Solidarity Forum and St. John Fisher College
Dr. Balmurli Natrajan, Professor of Anthropology, William Patterson University, NJ

“Imagining a Progressive India through the Eyes of Female Youth Leaders”
Dipsita Dhar (SFI President)
Swati Khanna (Student, LLB, DU)
Aishe Ghosh (JNUSU)
Dr. Debalina Maitra and Somaditya Kar, Global Indian Progressive Alliance

”Destroying India’s Democracy will harm Muslims first, but all Indians eventually”
Hamid Ansari, Former Vice President of India
Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Award winning journalist
Aminah Ahmed, Youth Leader, Indian American Muslim Council

“The Judiciary and State-Sanctioned Abuse - Urgent Need for Criminal Justice Reform”
Prashant Bhushan, Eminent Supreme Court Lawyer
Indira Jaising, Supreme Court Lawyer
Manish Madan of Global Indian Progressive Alliance

“Bridging Student Activism in India & Abroad”
Students Against Hindutva Ideology, USA

“How many more will you imprison? Prisoners of Conscience”
Teesta Setalvad, Citizens for Justice and Peace, Mumbai
Mihir Desai, Human Rights Lawyer at Supreme Court of India
Madhumita Dutta, India Civil Watch International

“The Role of Art and Culture in Preserving and Strengthening Indian Democracy”
Aatish Taseer, Writer and Journalist
Nrithya Pillai, Bharatanatyam Artist and Activist, Chennai
Simran Jeet Singh, The Sikh Coalition

“The Fifth Estate is not a Fifth Column”
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, author, journalist, teacher
Akriti Bhatia, Researcher, Journalist, Activist, Delhi
Ishaan Jhaveri, Columbia School of Journalism

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