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Brunch Meeting With Manisha Sethi

by iamcadmin on September 13, 2011

Extra-judicial Encounters!
Instant Justice by Police and Sensational Trial by Media.

 

When:
Saturday, Sep 17th, 2011
Time:
10:00 am- 12:30 pm
Where:
Islamic Society of Baltimore
6631 Johnnycake Rd
Baltimore, MD 21244
RSVP

Dr. Manisha Sethi is the President of Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) and an Asst. Professor at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
The Batla House ‘encounter’ in New Delhi on September 19, 2008 and subsequent days left the community of Jamia Millia Islamia shocked, aggrieved and fearful. The suspicious circumstances in which young university students were picked up by Law Enforcement and were pronounced “dreaded terrorists” by a prejudiced and sensationalist media, created an atmosphere of fear and suspicion.

Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association (JTSA) a civil rights group of teachers was formed under these circumstances. Through a number of initiatives JTSA highlighted the brazen witch-hunt in the name of fighting terror, the subversion of due process of law and the role of media. Through its work JTSA successfully managed to create a wedge in the national discourse that questions the nationalism and patriotism of people who ask uncomfortable questions.
Manisha Sethi will highlight in her talk how activists and groups across the country are strengthening Indian democracy by raising voice against this disturbing trend. She will discuss specific case studies of conducting independent investigations, producing fact finding reports and of providing legal aid to victims.

Please join us on Saturday Sep 17th in solidarity with activists working for democracy, peace and justice.

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IAMC Chicago Annual Fundraising Dinner

by iamcadmin on September 11, 2011

When: Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Time: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm
Where: Albanian Islamic Center, 5825 St. Charles Road, Berkeley, IL 60163
RSVP:http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=g56joqbab&oeidk=a07e4te5c6qf1af8278

IAMC Chicago Event

IAMC Chicago Annual Fundraising Dinner

Lives Interrupted!
Impact of law enforcements bias on Muslim youth

Keynote Speaker: Manisha Sethi
Assistant Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Associate Editor, Biblio: A Review of Books
President, Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association

Manisha Sethi is Assistant Professor at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Her research interests are in the area of gender and religion, communalism, and law and terrorism. She has published extensively on these themes in academic as well as popular publications. She is currently Associate Editor, Biblio: A Review of Books, India’s premier book review journal, with which she has been associated for over a decade.

Sethi is the President of Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association, a civil rights group of teachers which was formed in the aftermath of the Batla House ‘encounter’. JTSA has been closely involved in a campaign against extra judicial killings and communal witchhunt by investigating agencies. JTSA conducts investigations, produces fact finding reports and provides legal aid.

Manisha Sethi will discuss the blatant subversion of due processes in the course of investigations and the impact such bias has on the lives of young people so targeted.

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IAMC Maryland Eid Party 2011

August 29, 2011

Assalamualaykum, We are excited to invite you and your family to celebrate EID-ul-Fitr with us at the Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) at 6pm. IAMC Maryland Eid Party WHEN: On the day of Eid (as announced by ISB) at 6:00 PM WHERE: Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB) 6631 Johnnycake Road, Baltimore, MD 21244 To Register: Please reply or [...]

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IAMC’s Annual Fundraiser in NJ draws a diverse audience.

July 17, 2011

(Edison, NJ) The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC - http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, organized it’s successful second annual fundraiser in New Jersey. The annual fundraiser of IAMC in New Jersey was held on the afternoon of Saturday July 16th, 2011 and drew an audience from different parts of [...]

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IAMC Michigan Chapter hosts Annual Banquet

May 22, 2011

The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguard India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, is pleased to report on its Michigan Chapter’s successful annual banquet. The May 21, 2011 banquet started with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Ayub Khan, followed by its English translation by Afeefah Khan. The [...]

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IAMC Maryland Annual Dinner Dec 11, 2010

December 1, 2010

Empowering People and Communities Impact of Community Media in the Digital Age F E A T U R I N G KASHIF-UL-HUDA, founding editor of TwoCircles.net Kashif will provide stories of how media advocacy is successfull in challenging the stereotypical images of Muslims, to wake up sleeping beaurocrats and even force Home Ministry to clear youth [...]

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