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"I have never known a riot which has used the sexual subjugation of women so widely as an instrument of violence as in the recent mass barbarity in Gujarat. There are reports everywhere of gang-rape, of young girls and women, often in the presence of members of their families, followed by their murder by burning alive, or by bludgeoning with a hammer and in one case with a screw driver." [HARSH MANDER in Human Rights Watch report. Harsh Mander was Country Director of Action Aid India and an officer in the Indian Civil Services who resigned after witnessing state complicity in the Gujarat carnage]

SHABNAM HASHMI runs the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT), a humanitarian organization in Delhi, named after her brother, Safdar Hashmi, who was murdered during a street theatre performance some years back.

Shabnam Hashmi has led extensive fact finding missions on the gross human rights violations that occured in Gujarat, has co-authored several reports on the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Gujarat including the SAHMAT report on Women and the ground-breaking documentary: 'Hey Ram, Genocide in the Land of Gandhi'. She has also published an exhibition under the banner "Artists Against Communalism" that has been shown internationally.


Talk and Q&A session with SHABNAM HASHMI,
Film documentary, and
Exhibit by Artists Against Communalism.

Saturday, August 10
11:30 - 3 PM
Monday, August 12
5 - 6:30 PM

Chandni Restaurant
5748 Mowry School Rd
Tel: 510-668-1051

(Lunch & Drinks Provided)

Sponsored by:
Coalition Against Communalism (CAC), EKTA, Indian Muslim Relief Committee (IMRC), and Indian Muslim Council (IMC).

Namaste Hall, 3rd Floor
California Institute for
Integral Studies
1453 Mission St
San Francisco


Sponsored by:
California Institute for Integral Studies
(Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology),
Coalition Against Communalism (CAC), EKTA, International Development Exchange, and Indian Muslim Relief Committee (IMRC).

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