Muslim student group launches ‘Human Dignity Program’
Kolkata: The Students Islamic Organisation of India on August 16 launched a two-week ‘Human Dignity Campaign’ against the backdrop of oppressions on Muslims and Dalits.
The campaign, entitled “Rejecting Victimhood | Reclaiming Dignity | Up Against Hate” was launched at Kolkata Press Club. The organizers said the campaign is an attempt to thwart the “Hindutva-stained nationalistic patriotism that the present BJP led central government along with RSS are trying to formulate.”
Cow-vigilantism and beef ban among other issues have led to the killing of scores of innocent people, they added.
Abdul Hamid, the student organization’s state Public Relations Secretary said, “Living with dignity is a God-gifted fundamental right of mankind. But as far as the present social, political scenario of India is concerned, the rights of oppressed communities are being severely getting violated. All unprivileged communities, Muslims, Dalits alike, are going through a very grave situation.”
Responding to the questions of how the campaign would be followed, he said they would hold symposium, seminar, public lectures in various cities, as well as villages, across the country starting.
“It is a kind of attempt that aims at glorifying the very tenets of humankind including living with the dignity that is now being deprived by the politicization of human ethos in a false consciously, fabricated nationalistic patriotism masterminded by the Hindutva ideology of BJP-RSS.”