[act-ma] THU 9/15 MIT 7pm -- Lives Interrupted! Impact of law enforcement's bias against Muslim youth in India

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Mon Sep 12 07:19:03 PDT 2011


Lives Interrupted! Impact of law enforcement's bias against Muslim youth in
India

Speaker: Manisha Sethi
Assistant Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India
Associate Editor, Biblio: A Review of Books, President, Jamia
Teachers' Solidarity Association

When: Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 PM
Where: MIT Room 4-237
77 Mass. Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Manisha Sethi is Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of
Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New
Delhi. Her research interests are in the area of gender and religion,
communalism, and law and terrorism. She has published extensively on
these themes in academic as well as popular publications. She is
currently Associate Editor, Biblio: A Review of Books, India’s premier
book review journal, with which she has been associated for over a
decade.

Sethi is the President of Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association, a
civil rights group of teachers which was formed in the aftermath of
the Batla House ‘encounter’. JTSA has been closely involved in a
campaign against extra judicial killings and communal witchhunt by
investigating agencies. JTSA conducts investigations, produces fact
finding reports and provides legal aid.

Manisha Sethi will discuss the blatant subversion of due processes in
the course of investigations and the impact such bias has on the lives
of young people so targeted.


Sponsored by the Indian American Muslim Council and Aliance for a
Secular and Democratic South Asia
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