Vigilante violence against Muslims and Dalits carried out in the name of “cow protection” has created terror for minorities in India. The government has failed to investigate the attacks, creating impunity. Senior BJP leaders publicly promote Hindu supremacy and ultra-nationalism, encouraging further violence. Dissent is labeled anti-national. Activists, journalists, lawyers, and academics have been targeted for their views, chilling free expression. This year Dr. Navsharan will address how people in India are uniting to meet the situation at Gursharan Singh Memorial Lecture 2019 .
Dr. Navsharan is women’s rights and human rights activist, who, works with the International Development Research Centre, Canada, in New Delhi. She has long been involved in the women’s movement in India and has written widely on women’s rights. She has been a core member of her father, Bhaji Gursharan Singh’s Amritsar School of Drama and shares his politics, passion and vision of a just society.
So far under this series the following scholars/activists/artists have been invited: Prof. Jagmohan Singh (2012); Dr. Navsharan and Prof. Atul Sood (2013); Samuel John (2015); Dr. Anand Teltumbde (2016); Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed (2017) and Gurvinder Singh (2018).
Saturday, May 4th, 2019; 2:00 – 4:30 P.M.
Room 120 – City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr. Surrey, BC
Admission is free
For more info:
Harinder Mahil 778-995-5851 Charan Gill 604-834-4088
Makhan Tut: 604-771-2503; Sadhu Binning 604-437-9014