Democracy in Crisis: Citizenship, Identity and Violence in India – Talk held in DCU
On the 4 March, 2020 the Security Distillery, the Erasmus Mundus Security, Intelligence, and Strategic Studies (IMSISS) student-run think-tank organized a workshop to discuss recent events in India that had led to the recent violence against the Muslim community in Delhi. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the impact and purpose of the government legislation relating to citizenship, that has resulted in a state of political unrest. These laws infringe on the secular nature of the Indian constitution and led to mass peaceful protests that were violently repressed by the police. while Hindu nationalist violence against Muslims and other minorities has led to a rising death toll across the country. How can, or should, Europe reacts to these events and how is the abolishment of Kashmir’s special status, and the ongoing communication blockade of Kashmir and the North East of India linked to the violent events in Delhi.
These topics were discussed by
- Arpita Chakraborty, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Ireland India Institute
- Harikrishnan Sasikumar, PhD researcher, DCU
- Mohd Tahir Gabie, Kashmiri journalist and Post-Doctoral Fellow, DCU
And Moderated by
- Professor Eileen Connolly, Director of Ireland India Institute
The Security Distillery would like to thank all those that attended and made this such a successful event.