INTERVIEWS

Interview Series by SARIM “Dalit Christians And Their Struggle Against Caste Oppression”

Exclusive Interview with Shalin Maria Lawrence

Writer, Intersectional Feminist & Anti-caste Activist, India

Held on: 21 November, 2022

Host: Heman Das; Senior Research Associate – SARIM

Interview Series by SARIM “The wavering struggles for Minorities and Marginalized Community”

Exclusive Interview with Oscar Pérez de la Fuente

Associate Professor of Legal Philosophy, Carlos III University, Spain

Held on: Wednesday 16, November 2022

Host: Furqan Ahmed; Sr. Research Associate, SARIM

Challenges & Opportunities to Achieve Social Cohesion & Communal Harmony in South Asia –

A Conversation with Mike Ghouse

Founder & President – Center for Pluralism, Director – World Muslim Congress, USA

Held on: 11 November, 2022

Host: Rimsha Shahid – Research Analyst; SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Ananda Nepali

Founder and Director at Policy Research & Consulting Services, and Pride Foundation Nepal. And also U.S. Embassy Youth Council Member, Country Chair at Global Goodwill Ambassadors Foundation USA for Nepal. Chapter Head at Global Board of Environmental Sustainability Trust, fellow at Federation of International Gender and Human Rights USA and working as a Human Rights and Policy Advocacy Officer at Jagaran Media Center, Nepal.

Held on: 11, November, 2022

Host: Purkho Essir Bheel – Research Associate; SARIM

In Conversation with Dr. Jaimine

Professor, Writer & Dalit Rights Activist – India

Held on: Thursday, 29 September 2022

Host: Heman Das, Sr. Research Associate, SARIM

“Eradicating The Dominant Caste-based Discrimination”

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Lenin Raghuvanshi

Founder & CEO People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights Dalit Rights Activist, India

Held on: Wednesday 19, October 2022

Host: Heman Das; Senior Research Associate, SARIM

A Conversation with Dr Muhammad Shahabuddin; Author of “Minorities and the Making of Postcolonial States in International Law”

Held on: Thursday, 20 October, 2022

hosted by Sumbul Yousuf, Associate Project Director at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

Exclusive Interview with Maya Pramod Dalit

Research Scholar, Kerala

Held on: Saturday 30 July, 2022

Host: Heman Das; Senior Research Associate, SARIM

“Postcolonial Narratives of the Social Standing of Minority Women in South Asia” A Conversation with Zehra Kazmi

Co-Founder of Tasavvur Collective, PhD. Candidate, University of St. Andrews, UK

Held on: Thursday, 8 September, 2022

Host: Rimsha Shahid; Research Analyst, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Nikhil Mandalaparthy

Deputy Executive Director Hindus for Human Rights Washington, D.C. USA

Held on: Tuesday 23 August, 2022

Host: Heman Das; Senior Research Associate, SARIM

Exploring the Challenges to Refugees and Stateless Persons in South Asia-A Conversation with

Anwar S. Arkani

Founder & President of Rohingya Association of Canada (RAC), Canada

Held on: Friday, 26 August 2022

Host: Rimsha Shahid; Research Analyst, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Rachana Sunar

Dalit Human Rights Activist, Founder of IDEA, Nepal

Held on Tuesday 26 July, 2022

Host: Purkho Essir Bheel – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Sumitra Magrati

Social Activist, Social Mobilizer, U.S Youth Council Member, CEO & Founder of Pride Foundation, Nepal

Held on: Thursday, 30 June, 2022

By: Purkho Essir Bheel – Research Associate; SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Prof. Dean Accardi

Professor of History Connecticut College, USA

Held on: Wednesday 22 June, 2022

By: Faiqa Lakho – Deputy Convener – SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Aasif Mujtaba

Social Activist, Journalist & Founder – Miles2Smile, India

Held on Thursday 2 June, 2022

By: Faiqa Lakho – Deputy Convener, SARIM

A Conversation with Dilip Menon | Understanding Polarization of Caste and Communal Identities

Dilip Menon

Professor of History, Director at Center for Indian Studies in Africa, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Held on: Thursday, 9 June, 2022

Host: Rimsha Shahid, Research Analyst, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Sylvia Karpagam

Caste, Nutrition Public Health Doctor & Researcher – Karnataka, India

Held on 27 May, 2022

By: Heman Das – Sr. Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Professor Ayesha Jalal

Mary Richardson Professor of History Tufts University, USA

Held on 24 May, 2022

By: Faiqa Lakho – Deputy Convener, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Mohan Rabidas

Dalit Human Rights Defender & Motivational Speaker Dhaka, Bangladesh

Held on Tuesday, 19 April, 2022

By: Purkho Essir Bheel – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Florian Schybilski

Expert in Literature, Culture & American Studies The University of Potsdam, Germany

Held on: Friday April 1, 2022

By: Heman Das – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with John Clarke

Anti-Poverty Activist Packer Visitor in Social Justice, York University, Canada

Held on Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

By: Mehwish James – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Leslie Martin D

Dalit Human Rights Activist, India

Held on Tuesday, 22 March, 2022

By: Purkho Essir Bheel – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Khalida Parveen

Social Activist, Women’s Rights Activist & General Secretary, Amoomat Society Hyderabad, India

Held on: Friday, April 1, 2022

By: Syeda Kissa Zehra, Senior Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Jyotinisha

Writer & Filmmaker India

Held on Sunday, 27 February 2022

By: Heman Das – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Anubhav Singh

Dalit Activist & Independent Researcher, USA

Held on Monday, 7 March, 2022

By: Heman Das – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Kirit Rathod

Convener, Dalit Adhikar Manch, India

Held on Wednesday, 23 February 2022

By: Purkho Essir Bheel – Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Tazeen Hasan

Campaign Manager at ‘Justice for All Canada’, Human Rights Advocate Alberta, Canada

Held on Friday, 11 February 2022

By: Sumbul Yousuf – Associate Project Director, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Mike Ghouse

Executive Director, “Center for Pluralism, USA”

Held on Tuesday, 1 February 2022

By: Faiqa Lakho – Deputy Convener, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Binod Paudel

Secretary-General Universal Peace Federation (UPF) Istanbul, Turkey (Nepal)

Held on 11 January 2022

By:- Purkho Bheel, Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Aman Wadud

Human Rights Lawyer and Fulbright Fellow at The UT School of Law, USA

Held on Friday, 07 January 2022

By: Faiqa Lakho – Deputy Convener SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Subhajit Naskar

Assistant Professor of Politics at Jadavpur University

Held on Wednesday, 05 January 2022

By: Heman Das, Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Ad. Rita Thapa Magar

Co-President, Chief of Intl. Department, Federation of National Christian Nepal Kathmandu, Nepal

Held on: 13 January 2022

By:- Mehwish James, Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Dr. Abhay Kumar

Writer, Journalist & Social Activist New Delhi, India

Held on. 17 December 2021

By:- Syeda Kissa Zehra, Research Associate, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Bezwada Wilson

Founder & National Convener Safai Karmachari Andolan, India

Held on: 20 December 2021

By:- Mehwish James, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Khuram, Convenor, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Bikash Das

Dalit activist, Head of Right & Humanitarian Response Sathkira, Bangladesh

Held on, Friday, November 26, 2021

By:- Purkho Essir Bheel, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Nidhin Donald

Researcher & Academician Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Held on, Friday, November 19, 2021

By:- Mehwish James, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Suraiya Rasheed

Co Founder United Muslim Community England, United Kingdom

Held on, Wednesday, November 17, 2021

By:- Faiqa Lakho, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Prof. Dr. Tanweer Fazal

Political Sociologist University of Hyderabad, India

Held on, Wednesday, October 20, 2021

By:- Syeda Kissa Zehra, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

Exclusive Interview with Kiran Mehra

Social Activist working with Dalit Adivasi Mahila Sangathan Uttar Pradesh, India

Held on, Thursday, October 14, 2021

By:- Purkho Raj Essir Bheel, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Martin Jones

Senior lecturer in international human rights law at the Center for Applied Human Rights and the York Law School of the University of York in the United Kingdom

Held on, Tuesday, 14 September 2021

By:-Iqra, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Ambika Satkunanathan

Open Society Fellow, Chairperson (NEELAN TIRUCHELVAM TRUST) Human Rights Advocate, Former Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka

Held on, Tuesday, 14 September 2021

By:- Afreen John, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Ruki Fernando

Human Rights Defender Executive Committee Member Free Media Movement of Sri Lanka

Held on, Monday, 13 September 2021

By:- Mehwish James, Research Associate,

SARIM Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Nitesh R Pradhan

Journalist Founder, Eastern Himalayan News Service, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

Held on Tuesday, 7 September 2021

By:- Syeda Kissa, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Jaimine

Professor, Blogger & Writer Mumbai, India

Held on Monday, 6 September 2021

By:- Heman Das, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Dharmdev Paswan

State Coordinator National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) Bihar, India

Held on Friday, 20 August 2021

By:- Purkho Essir Bheel, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with Knox Thames

Senior Visiting Expert at United States Institute of Peace, State Department Special Advisor for Religious Minorities

Held on Thursday, 05th August 2021

By:- Afreen John, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

 

An Exclusive Interview with Fernand de Varennes

UN Special Rapporteur on Minorities Issues

Held on Wednesday, 14 July 2021

By:- Afreen John, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

 

An Exclusive Interview with Bhanwar Meghwanshi

An Award-Winning Writer, Journalist, and Social Activist

Held on Monday, 12th July 2021

By:- Heman Das, Research Associate, SARIM

Special Thanks to Dr. Syed Khuram Mehdi, Convenor, SARIM

 

An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gehan Gunatilleke

Human rights lawyer, author, former UN advisor DPhil (Law), MSt (International Human Rights Law), LL.M (Harvard Law School) Visiting Fellow (Harvard Law School) Former advisor to the Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry (Specialised in international treaty compliance, and negotiation) Served on legislative drafting committees (Drafted key human rights laws in Sri Lanka) Working primarily on freedom of expression, religious liberty, and countering violent extremism

Held on Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Interviewer:

Syeda Kissa, Research Associate, SARIM

An Exclusive Interview with CJ Werleman

Writer, Columnist, Journalist, Global Human Rights Defender &

Analyst on Conflict and Terrorism

Held on Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Interviewer:

Iqra Shehbaz

Social Activist & Columnist Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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Exclusive Interview with Mary Lawlor

UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders

Held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Interviewer:

Afreen John

Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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Exclusive Interview with Pushpam Priya Choudhary

President, Plurals Party Bihar, India

Held on Friday, May 21, 2021

Interviewers:

Iqra Shehbaz

Social Activist & Columnist Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

Afreen John

Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities

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Exclusive Interview with Mr. Mabrur Ahmed

Founder / Director, Restless Beings, Human Rights Activist,

Senior Researcher on Rohingya Refugees,

Street Children in Bangladesh, Assam NRC,

Punjab Agrarian Crisis, Kyrgyzstan Women’s Rights

Held on Monday, May 10, 2021

Interviewer:

Iqra Shehbaz

Social Activist, Columnist & Research Associate at South Asia Research Institute for Minorities