The new year 2022 started in India with series of incidents of hate speech and sexual harassment of Muslim women online. These incidents, which included call for genocide, are only the culmination of the growing atmosphere of intolerance and hatred in the last decade in India. On 9th January, Anhad organised “Women Against Hate”, a webinar moderated by Mridula Mukherjee, professor of Modern History (retired), Jawaharlal Nehru University.
In this webinar women from diverse backgrounds such as academics, activism, law, journalism and theatre speak against the growing hatred in the country. The speakers delve into various issues such as politics of hatred and fundamentalism, violence against minorities, gender, and apathy of judiciary.
Anjali Bhardwaj, Social Activist , Satark Nagrik Sangathan
Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Senior Editor, The Wire
Brinelle D’Souza, TISS and JSA-MUMBAI
Kaneez Fatima, Social activist, Shaheen Bagh
Madhu Bhushan, Activist-writer, researcher, Gamana Mahila Samuha
Meena Gopal, Forum against Oppression of Women
Ratna Pathak Shah, Actor and Director
Shabnam Hashmi, Social Activist, Anhad
Vrinda Grover, Advocate, Supreme Court