Rights Body, Scholars Slam Hindutva Groups for Attacks on US Conference
The National Confederation of Human Rights Organisations (NCHRO) has condemned the attacks and intimidation by the Hindu right-wing on the conference that seeks to investigate the phenomenon of Hindutva. The three-day academic conference titled “Dismantling Global Hindutva” began in the United States on Friday, September 10….
Hindu nationalist groups are alleging that it promotes Hinduphobia. But the organisers deny the accusations saying that it’s an academic exercise which focuses on the political ideology of Hindutva.
In a statement, NCHRO says that despite a massive campaign of disinformation and intimidation by pro-Hindutva groups, support for the conference has only grown. When the attacks began, the conference was backed by 45 departments and centers from 41 universities. Now, the conference has the support of 70 co-sponsoring units and centers from 53 universities. More than 10,000 have registered to attend the three-day online conference that has attracted speakers from within and outside the US, including India. Meanwhile, a number of scholars have condemned the attacks on the organisers and participants of the conference….