Ariadne and Human Rights Funders Network invite you to a webinar on the human rights situation in India.
Description: India has witnessed mass public protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act in the last six months. The state in response has escalated repression: The Muslim community in particular has been targeted in shootings, beatings, burnings, and acid attacks. These attacks have often been orchestrated, enabled, or tolerated by government forces, or indeed with government officials’ active participation. The most violent episodes have taken place in Uttar Pradesh and northeast Delhi. Community-based researchers have documented police abuse of children at a madrasa and coordinated lootings in Uttar Pradesh, as well as acid attacks during the recent northeast Delhi riots, where ambulances deliberately were blocked from reaching Muslim-majority communities. This Webinar will share recent research into these events, and explore how funders can use their clout and connections to seek to prevent further violence.
- Speakers: Representatives from Citizens Against Hate, the Quill Foundation, and Youth for Human Rights and Behavior Change
- Moderator: Representative from a relevant funder organization
Please RSVP here for this funder only conversation by April 7th.
- Quill Foundation, Citizens Against Hate, HAQ: Centre for Childs Rights, Brutalising Innocence: Detention Torture & Criminalization of Minors by UP Police to quell anti-CAA protests, (January 2020)
- Youth for Human Rights Documentation, An Account of Fear & Impunity: Preliminary Fact-Finding Report on Communally – Targeted Violence in North East Delhi, (February 2020)
- Citizens Against Hate, “Everyone has been silenced”; Police excess against anti-CAA protesters in Uttar Pradesh, and post-violence reprisal, (March 2020)
Due to the extreme sensitivity of the information, links to research and Webinar will only be shared upon RSVP. Names of researchers and funders cannot be shared outside of the Webinar, and the Webinar will not be recorded.