August 29, 2019 5:00 pm Thursday
Rohingya Refugees in Hyderabad
Expelled from Myanmar after a military genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, many thousands of Rohingyas fled to Bangladesh and India as stateless refugees. This panel will present a brief analysis of the Rohingya refugee crisis and the situation of Rohingya communities in Hyderabad. Drawing partly on their work in a refugee camp in the area of Balapur, panelists will discuss the refugees’ socioeconomic conditions as well as relate these to the broader context of democracy and human rights.
Lateef Mohammed Khan is general secretary of Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee (CLMC). For twenty years he has been a leader in the promotion of human rights in India and equal legal protection for minorities.
Dr. Rafath Seema is the head of Nisa Research and Resource Centre for Women, which works under Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee. She has been working with refugees in Hyderabad, providing education and humanitarian relief.
Z. Fareen Parvez is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, USA. She has conducted long-term research among Muslim minorities in India and France.