Invitation to Seminar 'THE FASCIST STATE - Setting the Agenda to Counter"....Ahmedabad, 23rd November 2009
We are living in extremely distressing times; we have seen the Gujarat genocide and the emergence of a state with strong fascist characteristics. The continuous hounding of the minorities, the creation of the 'enemy', fostering a fear psychosis, mobilization on the basis of an agenda of hatred – we have seen these disturbing processes over the past few years. The reaction of the Indian state following the recent bomb blasts also reveals the tendency to appropriate more and more draconian powers, indiscriminate detention of minority youth, and violation of civil and political rights of its citizens with impunity.
The attacks on the Christian minorities in Orissa and Mangalore have further exposed the hideous agenda of the Hindutva forces to strengthen their agenda of fascist mobilization, and the acquiescence of the Congress led government in the Centre in fomenting this process. In this context the civil society needs to understand the nature of the emerging fascist state and strategize on methods to counter this tendency. A one-day seminar has been organized by many concerned civil society organizations to deliberate on this issue and evolve strategies for action, on the 23rd of November, 2008. All of you are invited to this seminar. Kindly note the venue and time of the seminar.
Kindly see the attachments for more details.
'DARSHAN' – An Organization Committed to Cultural Transformation B-2/1, Sahajanand Towers, Jivraj park, Ahmedabad – 380 051, Gujarat, India. PHONE: +91-79-26815484, 65413032 __._,_.___
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