On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah Pasaran! on 3CR we talk to Raja of The Humanism Project [Twitter]. The Humanism Project is an Australian-based not-for-profit social justice advocacy group. We spoke to Raja about Hindu nationalism and its impacts upon the Indian diaspora, including in Australia.
• Next Friday evening, October 7, The Humanism Project and Green Left are holding a film screening and discussion ‘to mark two years of unjust incarceration of 18 students and activists in India who were charged with terrorism for protesting against changes to the citizenship law that threatened to disenfranchise Indian Muslims’. Please see Global Solidarity with Defenders of Indian Constitution for more infos.
• On the concept of Hinduphobia and hate speech, see this Twitter thread by the ‘Alliance Against Islamophobia’ | Islamophobia in the digital age: a study of anti-Muslim tweets, Umar Butler, Islamic Council of Victoria, August 10, 2022 | See also : Dangerous Speech: A Practical Guide, The Dangerous Speech Project, April 19, 2021 | Accusation in a Mirror, Kenneth L. Marcus, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Vol.43, No.2, Winter 2012 | Accusations in a Mirror: How the Radical Right Blames Rising Political Violence on the Left, Cassie Miller, Southern Poverty Law Centre, June 11, 2019.
• On Hindutva, the Indian school curricula, and the promotion of the Manu Smriti and Varna or caste system, see : VCK Leader Criticises CBSE Class 6 Book Displaying ‘Varna System’, Asks SC, ST Not Part of Hinduism?, Archana R., News18, September 22, 2022 | Modern Civil Law Systems and Manu Smriti, Vijai Kumar Singhal, Hindu Council of Australia, August 3, 2021.
• On Hindutva in Australia, see : Indian diaspora vilified and threatened by Hindutva hate groups, Amit Bharti, Australasian Muslim Times, July 22, 2022 | Tensions boil over in Sydney’s Indian community as farmers’ protests in Delhi continue, Kathleen Calderwood, ABC, March 16, 2021.
See/hear also : Yeah Nah Pasaran! #016 w Eviane Leidig on the far-right, India & The West : April 30, 2020 | Yeah Nah Pasaran! #005 w Shuddhabrata Sengupta on BJP, CAA, Delhi & fascism in India : February 13, 2020 | What is Hindu nationalism and how does it relate to trouble in Leicester?, Hannah Ellis-Petersen, The Guardian, September 21, 2022 | On the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva, Arvind Sharma, Education About Asia, Association of Asian Studies, Vol.25, No.1 (Spring 2020).
4.30pm, Thursday, September 29, 2022 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website
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