Shabnam Hashmi speaking on the 6th anniversary of the Gujarat Riots
The Gujarat violence was a series of communal riots that took place in the Indian State of Gujarat in February-May 2002, involving violence between Hindus and Muslims. Official estimates of the death toll tabled in the Indian parliament reported 790 Muslims and 254 Hindus killed, as well as 223 people missing and 2,548 injured. Presented with Professor Steven Wilkinson and Mona Mehta of the University of Chicago.
This event is co-sponsored by the South Asia Language and Area Center and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies. (c) 2008 - Unversity of Chicago. The World Beyond the Headlines series is a collaborative project of the Center for International Studies, the International House Global Voices Program, the Seminary Co-op Bookstores and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Its aim is to bring scholars and journalists together to consider major international issues and how they are covered in the media.
Recorded Tuesday, March 04, 2008 at International House.