Get the word out. Share this event with your colleagues. Click to post.

Human Rights in India: The Bilkis Bano Case - A Collapse in

(CANCELED) Human Rights in India: The Bilkis Bano Case – A Collapse in Justice and Accountability
Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Program Fee:
Free for Members and Non-Lawyers| $15 Non-Member Attorneys. Registration required. 
Non-lawyers please call Customer Relations at 212-382-6663 to register.  

Please Note: 
A final confirmation containing the Zoom link and Access Code to join the event will be sent to ALL registrants 2 hours prior to the start of the event. 

This program will address growing concerns about the condition of human rights in India. The Bilkis Bano case provides a case law that examined the current trends, shifting paradigms of justice and the marginalization of minority groups in the country. The panel will discuss the case where a young woman, Bilkis Bano, survived violence and sexual assault in a crime where she was targeted as a part of communal violence during 2002 Gujarat riots. The accused were convicted and awarded life imprisonment for gang-rape and murder of seven members of Bilkis’ family. On the 15th of August 2022, twenty years after the Gujarat riots, 11 convicts who were serving life sentences for rape and murder were released as India celebrated its 75th anniversary of independence. The issue has sparked a public outrage in a nation now defined by the ruling party’s efforts systematically discriminate against Muslims, hamper dissent and adopted laws and policies that undermine human rights for marginalized communities. Join us in this important conversation as we bring together journalist and lawyers from India and the US to discuss the case and the opportunities for informed engagement on issues of discrimination, atrocities and India’s human rights obligations.

Suchitra Vijayan, Founder and Executive Director, Polis Project

Safa Ahmed, Journalist and member of the American Muslim Council,
Munira Lokhandwala, Director of Technology and Training, Public Accountability Initiative

Closing Remarks:
Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu
, Chair, New York City Bar International Human Rights Committee 

Sponsoring Committee:
International Human Rights, Ramya Jawahar Kudekallu, Chair


Please Sign In to Register