‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ : A 3-day international online conference
Mumbai – An international online conference has been organised between 10-12 September 2021. Participating speakers in the ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference exhibiting their massive Hindu-hatred issued some of the untrue and baseless anti-Hindu statements, such as – ‘Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi should think of development by going beyond ‘Hindutva’. The priests, who work inside the sanctum of temples, are powerful landowners; pro-Hindu activists want to revive the ‘brahmin’ influence for establishing Hindu Rashtra which is quite dangerous’. On the first day, in the 3 sessions, different speakers expressed their views filled with Hindu-hatred on the topics viz. ‘What is global Hindutva?’, ‘Political economy of Hindutva’, and ‘Castes and Hindutva’. These so-called thinkers have been invited by the organisers of this conference to destro Hindutva at the global level. As per the information given on the website of the ‘Dismantling of Global Hindutva’ conference, the supporters of ‘Hindutva’ adopt stringent (dominating) policies against the backward (Dalit) community, tribals, non-Hindus, Muslims, and women. Those who believe in ‘Hindutva’ are committed to the establishment of Hindu Rashtra and they are trying to amend the Constitution for separating it from secularism and democracy; therefore, to oppose them, the so-called thinkers have been brought together to present their side on political, financial, castes, sexual discrimination, science, and health, etc, issues.
Publishing videos making baseless accusations against Sanatan Sanstha and Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) !
The communist and maker of short films, Anand Patwardhan showed two parts of his video film ‘Vivek’, for a few minutes at the beginning and end of his speech. In the first part, there was a depiction of killings of the progressive activists and spitting of venom by former Chief of ‘ANiS’, Dr Narendra Dabholkar while in the second part, he showed demonstrations on self-defence held by Sanatan Sanstha and HJS, besides the ‘dindi (march)’ taken out by them.
Ridiculous and baseless anti-Hindu statements made by a few speakers !
- The concept of Hindus being ‘Vishwa-Guru’ is an attempt of upper caste people wishing to be supreme. – Christophe Jaffrelot, political analyst, France
- There is a difference between higher caste feminists and ‘Bahujan’ feminists. Higher caste Hindu women should go against castes. The Muslim women staging agitations at Shaheen Baug were the true saviours of the oppressed community.- Meena Kandasamy, writer, Tamil Nadu
Anti-Hindu speakers from the ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference !
The speakers participating in the first session on ‘What is global Hindutva?’
Prof. Dnyanprakash (a former student of JNU and professor of history at Princeton University of New Jersey, USA), Thomas Hassan (Professor from Stanford University), Christophe Jaffrelot (a French political analyst and scholar of India-Pakistan relations), Meena Kandasamy (a writer and activist) Tamil Nadu and Anand Patwardhan (Maker of short films on social issues)
The participating speakers of the second session on ‘Hindutva-political economy’!
Smt Rao (Professor Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA), Janise Lirche (Scholar on ‘Labour’ from London University), Pritam Singh (Professor, Oxford Business School), Wamsi Vakulbharanam (Professor Economics, University of Massachusetts, USA)
Participating speakers of the third session on ‘Castes and Hindutva’!
Rupa Vishwanathan (Professor of ‘Study of modern India’, Gottingen University, Germany) Gajendra Ayyathurai (Researcher on ‘Modern Indian Studies’, Germany), Meena Dhanda (Dalit activist and university professor, England)
False claim of support from 40 universities !
It was claimed that 40 universities had supported this conference, but it was observed that not the entire Department but only a teacher from among them has participated in the conference. The claim made by the organisers of the whole university participating in the conference seemed to be misleading.
A detailed refutation of the statements made during the ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ conference will be published soon.