How do patriarchy and Islamophobia intersect under India’s Hindu supremacist regime? Why is resisting state-sponsored hate campaigns like the myth of ‘love jihad’ a feminist issue? How does Modi’s brand of patriarchy fit with corporate interests in cheap labour and population control? Why were Muslim women at the forefront of opposing India’s Islamophobic new citizenship laws? How were notions of women’s rights appropriated to try to justify a new phase of occupation in Kashmir, and how have Kashmiri women resisted this? What can feminist solidarity with women in Kashmir look like? How do experiences in India and Kashmir relate to the targeting of Muslim women by states across Europe?
We will be discussing these and other questions.
A discussion with Dr Inshah Malik, University of Washington and Kavita Krishnan, National Secretary, All-India Progressive Women’s Association.
Chair: Dr Kalpana Wilson, Birkbeck, University of London
Organised by South Asia Solidarity Group. SASG is based in Britain and committed to supporting, publicising, and building solidarity with people’s struggles for justice and democracy and against exploitation, imperialism and fascism in the countries of South Asia. In this struggle, they develop links to similar struggles in Britain.
*This event is part of the EU-India People’s Summit. The organizers are not responsible for the opinions expressed. The People’s Summit is a non-partisan, non-bureaucratic festival of ideas.*