[act-ma] 4/25 Vrinda Grover: Taming citizens, quarantining rights: India and COVID-19 Webinar
cwelch at tecschange.org
Thu Apr 23 04:13:40 PDT 2020
Abha Sur writes <asur at mit.edu>
Solidarity across Distances
Lectures in the Times of COVID-19
*Taming citizens, quarantining rights: India and COVID-19*
A lecture by and conversation with
Human Rights Lawyer, Delhi, India
Saturday, April 25, 11am EDT/8am PDT/8:30PM IST
Co-sponsored by Women’s and Gender Studies, MIT
*CLICK HERE TO REGISTER*
A Zoom link and password will be emailed upon registration
*Vrinda Grover *is one of India's most well-known human rights lawyers
and activists. The focus of Vrinda's litigation and research has been to
interrogate the impunity of the state for human rights violations. Some
of the cases that she appeared in and which led to landmark victories or
substantially advanced human rights jurisprudence include the conviction
of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) of Uttar Pradesh for the
targeted custodial killing of the Muslims of Hashimpura, the Maruti
workers struggle, the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, a PIL
challenging the longest internet blockage in Kashmir. She has
also represented victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom, adivasi leader
Soni Sori, the Bhima Koregaon accused activists, gang rape survivors of
Kandhamal, Muzaffarnagar targeted attack on minorities, victims of Hapur
mob lynching, and death row convict in Nirbhaya case.
Vrinda Grover actively engages with the feminist movement, represents
survivors of sexual violence
and she contributed to the drafting of the Criminal Law Amendment Act
2013 against sexual violence.
Vrinda Grover is a prominent commentator in the media on issues relating
to justice and accountability.
A video of our last lecture by Dr. Abhay Shukla is available now:
COVID-19 and Public Health in India
Our inaugural speaker P. Sainath’s PARI has published several new
reports on the impact of COVID-19 on rural India.
Visit PARI’s COVID-19 coverage
About *Solidarity across Distances:* The current pandemic around the
world has created a public health crisis, gravely exacerbating a
pre-existing economic crisis. Governments around the world have also
used this as an opportunity to amass more authoritarian power,
aggravating a crisis of democracy. While we maintain physical
distances, resistance to these triple crises cannot wait for the
pandemic to end. Solidarity across Distances is a lecture series
in which we plan to bring critical voices of information and analysis.
And bring people together in solidarity and resistance.
More information about the Act-MA