Human Rights in India: Conversations about Religious Minorities

Thursday, October 28, 2021 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Please join us for two lectures, followed by a question-and-answer session, as we discuss the rights of religious minorities in India. India’s inhabitants comprise nearly one-sixth of the world’s population. Even though Muslims are a minority in the country, India still stands as home to the second largest group of Muslims. Its religiously diverse citizens have historically been at the forefront of anti-oppressive social change. Nevertheless, a rise in religious nationalism has put India’s minorities in a precarious position.

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A Historical Look at Global Nationalist Movements: India and Beyond
Ajit Sahi, renowned journalist; participant in the U.S. House of Representative’s Tom Lantos Human Rights commission; contributor to the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom organized by the U.S. Department of State.

This event is brought to you by UCF Global Perspectives and International Initiatives, UCF’s Al-Ghazali Program in Islamic Studies and the Department of Philosophy.

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