Southall Black Sisters is part of the group Awaaz, which is campaigning against the rise of Hindu nationalism/fascism led by Narendra Modi, the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP in India. Modi presided over one of the darkest episodes of communal violence in India in 2002, when over 2,000 Muslim men women and children were killed, raped and mutilated and hundreds of thousands displaced. Modi may be voted into power in the forthcoming Indian elections in March this year. Along with many others, we are extremely concerned about the impact of Modi and Hindutva politics for Indian democracy and the rule of law. To aid the campaign, Awaaz has organised a parliamentary meeting on 26 February and produced a briefing report which includes an analysis of Hindu right wing politics in India and the UK, its impact on Muslims, other minorities and women and dispels myths about Modi’s style of governance’.
Narendra Modi & the rise of “Hindu Fascism”
Wednesday 26 February 2015
6.30pm to 8,30pm Committee Room 10,
House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
To register for the meeting, click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/narendra-modi-the-rise-of-hindu-fascism-tickets-10288941501
The “Parliamentary Briefing & Forum” will discuss the politics of Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat and Prime Ministerial candidate for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance coalition for the upcoming 2014 national elections in India.
For more information on the campaign, click here Campaign against Narendra Modi and Hindutva politics
Challenging the Myths surrounding the BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate
“Narendra Modi is the Prime Ministerial candidate for India’s main opposition party in the General Elections to be held before May this year. As Chief Minister of the state of Gujarat in 2002, Modi presided over a massacre of Muslims that conforms to the UN definition of genocide. At the time this had evoked widespread domestic and international condemnation”.
For more information on the report and to download click here Narendra Modi Exposed Report
Photo credit: Radha [From Barry Gardiner: Withdraw your invitation to Modi Protest]