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Human Rights and Religious Freedom in Modern Day India
November 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
All are welcome to a special presentation hosted by our Peace & Social Justice Committee on Sunday, November 19, 2023. Renowned Indian journalist, author and activist Niranjan Takle will speak about human rights and religious freedom in modern day India. He is touring the US and Canada and spoke at the National Press Club and in front of the White House. See bio below. The presentation will begin at 11:15 AM (Eastern Time) in the Abington Friends Meeting House, 520 Meetinghouse Road, Jenkintown, PA 19046. The presentation will also be available on Zoom. In-person guests are welcome to join us prior to the presentation for our weekly meeting for worship at 10 AM, which will be followed by a coffee break and fellowship at 11 AM hosted by our Peace & Social Justice Committee, with the gracious help of Prasad and Chhaya Phatarpekar.
Niranjan Takle: Journalist on the Fascist Trail
Today in India under the current fascist dispensation, speaking truth to power is a very risky business. Those who dare are harassed by various government agencies, must be ready for jail time or, worst, be ready to pay the price with their lives. Still under these extremely trying conditions there are few voices of resistance which have refused to shut up. One such rare profile in courage is Mr. Niranjan Takle. An electronic engineer by training, Mr. Takle left a lucrative career in engineering to become an investigative journalist with the motto ‘’Tell the truth and shame the devil.” He investigated the mysterious death of Judge Loya. In 2014, Judge Loya died under mysterious circumstances while presiding over a murder case in which then President of BJP, the ruling party in India, and the current home minister of India, Amit Shah, was an accused. Mr. Takle’s report exposed the nefarious activities of people in power and rattled the authorities. His investigative journalism has also shed light on the genesis of Hindu fundamentalism, the bedrock of the current fascist government in India. Mr. Takle, through his work, has steadfastly stood against the oppression of minorities that is rampant in today’s India.
To join the Zoom presentation using a computer:
Meeting ID: 882 6181 7277
- November 19
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
- Event Tags:
- Peace & Social Justice, Peace and Social Concerns