September 22, 2016

Release of ‘South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016' (New Delhi 30 September 2016)

IIC, Misaal/Centre for Equity Studies & People’s SAARC-India

invite you for the release of

‘South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016:  Mapping the Terrain’

Friday, 30 September 2016, 6:15 – 8:00 pm, 
India International Centre (IIC), Conference Room I, New Delhi
[1st Floor, main building, above the Library]


6:15 - 6:30 pm: Registration 
6:30 - 6:35 pm: Welcome/introductions
6:35 - 6:40 pm: Release by Chair
                         Prof. Muchkund Dubey
                         (Council for Social Development, New Delhi)
6:40 - 6:50 pm: Rita Manchanda, Discussant
                         (South Asia Forum for Human Rights)
6:50 - 7:00 pm: Ravi Nair, Discussant
                         (South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre)
7:00 - 7:15 pm: Chair’s remarks
7:15 - 7:30 pm: Authors respond
                         Sajjad Hassan, Editor of the report
                         (Misaal – Centre for Equity Studies)
               Omar Sadr
               (South Asian University, New Delhi/Afghanistan)
               Naaz Khair
               (Minority rights researcher and activist /India) 
7:30 - 7:55 pm: Q&A
7:55 – 8:00 pm: Closing and Vote of thanks    


‘South Asia State of Minorities Report 2016:  Mapping the Terrain’, seeks to systematically document and track the condition of South Asia’s minorities and their access to rights as citizens, in order to build a body of evidence, and spur public debate on the subject, in the region. The report, jointly authored by a group of research and advocacy groups from across South Asia – calling themselves The South Asia Collective - aspires to contribute to advocacy for establishing South Asia-wide minority rights standards, instruments and mechanisms, and also galvanise the region's civil society, around minority rights protection and promotion, in order to encourage state parties to adopt and enforce those instruments.  


Jointly organized by IIC, Misaal/Centre for Equity Studies & People’s SAARC-India

Misaal - Centre for Equity Studies
B-68 Sarvodaya Enclave, 2nd floor  
New Delhi - 110 017 

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New Delhi 110024
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