A national convention on status of Muslims in contemporary India in Oct

By TwoCircles.net News Desk

New Delhi: The civil rights group Anhad is organizing a National Meet on the Status of Muslims to document the continuing ways of discrimination, exclusion, persecution of Muslims in India today, and to prepare a charter of demands for the present government.

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During the three day meet from October 3-5 in New Delhi this year senior activists, academicians, grass root workers and victims would present and listen to testimonies and reports, and reflect on these conditions.

“We also plan to develop a strategy paper for voluntary organizations who are working for the minority rights,” said Anhad in a statement.

The panelists who will come up with recommendations on the last day include Admiral Ramdas, Ahmad Saeed Malihabadi, Asghar Ali Engineer, Colin Gonsalves, Gagan Sethi, Ghanshyam Shah, Hanif Lakdawala, Harsh Mander, Justice Bhargava, Kavita Srivastava, Mahesh Bhat, Prashant Bhushan, Ram Puniyani, Rooprekha Verma, Sandeep Pandey, Shahid Latif, Tarun Tejpal, Uma Chakravarty, Zafar Agha, Zahid Ali Khan, Zoya Hasan

The speakers at the three-day meet include: Abu Zafar, Ajit Sahi, Amit Sengupta, Apoorvanand, Arshad Ajmal, Ashish Khaitan, Avinash Kumar, Azam Khan, Aziz Mubaraki, Baharul Islam, Farah Naqvi, Harinder Baweja, Hozzefa Ujjaini, Iftikhar Gilani and Irfan engineer.