Tuesday 17 July 2018 18.00 – 20.00 Throughout the world, economic insecurity and vulnerability are giving birth to politics of exclusion such as right-wing nationalism, climate denialism, protectionism, reactionary populism and xenophobia. An example of such exclusionary politics is Hindu nationalism adopted by India’s Narendra Modi and his ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Two Indian student activists will speak about how this form of nationalism uses the rhetoric of ‘national development’, culture and religion to stifle democracy, exclude and oppress certain groups, and vilify opponents as ‘anti-nationals’.

Rama Naga – General Secretary of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union (2015-16).
Simone Zoya Khan – Vice-President of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students Union (2017-2018).