[act-ma] 3/27, 4:30pm - India: The War Within

Alpana am1917 at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 08:38:57 PDT 2011

*****Please forward widely*****

In the last 63 years of India's "independence" from foreign rule, there has not 
been a single year when the state was not engaged in a war in one or another 
part of this country. Today the Indian state is involved in armed conflict, 
covert and overt, in 235 of the total of 636 districts of the country. These 
include not only Kashmir and the North - Eastern states but also, since 2009, 
several states in the forested regions of East-Central India. At the same time, 
a war of structural violence is being waged: 47% of children, age 0-6, suffer 
from malnutrition, malnourishment, and stunted growth.  In the last few years, 
this is being accelerated by genocidal economic policies - particularly with 
respect to food.

We invite you to join us for a special event on March 27 at MIT to discuss these 
pressing issues with Gautam Navlakha who brings extensive first-hand experience 
to his analysis of this situation. Moderated by Prof. Deepankar Basu, Dept. of 
Economics, UMass Amherst.

What:           India - The War Within. A Conversation with Gautam Navlakha
When:         Sunday March 27 | 4:30 pm
Where:        MIT 4 - 237
Facebook Event:   
  http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169665276415785  (please join and invite 

Gautam Navlakha is a human rights and civil liberties activist and is a 
secretary of the People's Union for Democratic Rights;  he is also the Editorial 
Consultant for the Economic and Political Weekly and has written widely on 
Kashmir, the Northeast and Chhattisgarh. 

Sponsored by:
The Sanhati Collective (www.sanhati.org)
Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

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