To keep uptodate with IHRC’s Citizen India campaign visit this campaign page here. Find a selection of video and audio below giving background to the current situation in India.
Islamophobia in India
Amirt Wilson discusses nativism and Islamophobia in India at the IHRC conference fo 2017, approx 13 mins.
Covid 19, CAA and NCR – India in 2020
Arundhati Roy: India is approaching genocide against Muslims (2020, April 17) Deutsche Welle, approx 9 mins.
India’s 1.3 billion people are halfway through a six-week national coronavirus lockdown. The government insists that the restrictions are the key to breaking the chain of COVID-19 transmission. But the battle against the virus also has a religious dimension. DW spoke with acclaimed novelist and political activist Arundhati Roy about a situation she says is ‘approaching genocide.’
Watch the BJP’s Subramanian Swamy explain that Muslims are not equal in this clip from April 2020
Gujarat Massacres 2002
For a background to the Gujarat Massacres of 2002, watch the Directors’ Q&A of ‘Even the Crows: A Divided Gujarat’(2014) 45 minutes, below.
Sheena Sumaria and Sonum Sumaria – directors of the film ‘Even the Crows: A Divided Gujarat’ – joined us to discuss what made them follow the story of the Gujarat massacres in 2002, and what they found out on their way.
The current Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat at the time of the massacres. Even the Crows explores the way in which his politics and Hindu nationalist ideology have polarised Gujarat along religious lines. Since the anti-Muslim riots that exploded in 2002, the Muslim minority population have been denied justice and marginalised to the ghettos. Meanwhile, Narendra Modi, who has been accused of complicity in the riots, has ridden a wave of popularity. Through the intimate stories of American-Gujarati Nishrin, whose father, a prominent Muslim MP, was butchered during the 2002 Gujarat riots, and British-Gujarati Imran, who was the sole survivor when he was attacked along with his two uncles a friend while on holiday in the state, the film explores Modi’s link to the violence and the minority community’s ongoing struggle for justice.
Buy the documentary here.