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K. Balagopal’s Paper: The Human Rights Movement: Its Context and Concerns

Friday Forum

Alternative Law Forum invites you to a discussion forum this Thursday (21.10.2021 at 6 PM), where we will read, reflect and discuss K. Balagopal’s paper, ‘The Human Rights Movement: Its Context & Concerns’. This is being hosted to also mark his death anniversary on October 8.

Balagopal talks about the history of the human rights movement and how it has struggled to find its scope and definitions within various struggles for rights in India. He interrogates this history in theoretical and social contexts, and talks about how concerns of the human rights movement have evolved over time.

Today, various rights movements in India are expanding scopes and definitions to not just be inclusive, united and democratic, but also to actively articulate that human rights struggles need to strive to be intersectional. Thus, we think that it is useful to remember this paper and reflect on the context and concerns of the human rights movement today.

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