Modi At Democracy Summit: The Role of Hindutva And Degradation of Human Rights and Rise of Authoritarianism in India
10 December 2021 10:00 - 11:30Virtual Event | Organised by Justice For All | Held in in English
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Defending against authoritarianism
India is on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member. And yet, Prime Minister Modi and the ruling BJP party have taken the country down a dangerous trajectory, one that targets non-Hindus including Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Adivaasis and Dalit communities. This is the antithesis of equality and democracy. Religious freedoms have eroded drastically. Hindutva, a majoritarian ideology that calls for a “pure” Hindu nation has drastically intensified under Modi’s rule resulting in the subjugation of minorities and lower castes.
Panel will focus on the attacks on human rights in India, minorities and activists and organizations.
How Human Rights work on Delhi Pogrom 2020 and Tripura attacks in 2021 was hampered.
Join Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid on Human Rights Day, December 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM ESTas he sits down with leading experts Govind Acharya and Zahir Adil to discuss the state of democracy in India and the path forward in advance of the summit.
- Govind Acharya, India/Kashmir specialist and former-board member, Amnesty USA
- Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, CEO, Justice For All
- Dr Zafar ul Islam Khan, Former Chairman of Delhi Minority Commission, author and journalist based in New Delhi