While tens of thousands of Indian farmers marching on the capital New Delhi are currently being brutally fired upon by tear gas and water cannons, a global round table was held from the NSW Parliament yesterday, Thursday 26 November seeking to explore the question, “Is India becoming a fascist state?” in response to the rising authoritarian tendencies of the Modi government and human rights violations in India. The speakers at the event included eminent civil society activists, academics, journalists and politicians from Australia, India, Britain, and the US.
The global roundtable is in response to the rising concerns about human rights violations in India and the authoritarian tendencies of the government of India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party. It was organised by a broad international coalition comprising of the Australia based, The Humanism Project (THP) , the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) , Hindus for Human Rights, US and Amnesty International, Australia.
Watch the proceedings of the full Round Table here: