|No of pages||118|
|Book Publisher||Peoples Literature Publication|
|Published Date||01 Jan 2018|
Author : Amit SinghNA
Amit Singh is a Human rights researcher and activist. He is a PhD scholar in Human Rights in Contemporary Societies at the Centre for Social Studies (University of Coimbra) since 2017. Amit holds MSc. in Human rights and multiculturalism from University of Southeast Norway; M.A. in Human rights from Mahidol University, Thailand and M.A. in World History from Pondicherry University. He is Editor-At-Large (Human rights) at the Different truths webzine, human rights columnist at The Oslo Times, and The Citizen.
Amit has worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the United Nations Development Program, the National Human Rights Commission of India, and NGOs in India, Thailand and Norway. Amit has been invited to present his research paper in various national and international forums, including University of Massachusetts (USA), York University (Canada), the International Association on the Study of Forced Migration (India), Oslo University (Norway).
His particular areas of interest are religious conflict, multiculturalism, refugees, torture, Caste discrimination, religious extremism, and freedom of expression. Amit regularly has been invited as a speaker on human rights issues in India.
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This thesis book is an attempt to explore the tussle between freedom of expression and religion in India. Based on a Case study with small sample size, this study does not claim to fix any problem or to create any new theories. This study has explored perception of Hindu and Muslim graduate students in three universities, located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, particularly on the conflict between freedom of expression and religious intolerance in India.
This study showed India’s response in tolerating religion over freedom of expression as a product of its unique multicultural situation where dialogues among communities is dialogically constituted and collective principles are generated within a particular moral and political structure. Within scope of Indian style of secularism, as found out in this Case study, absolute freedom of expression is neither required nor possible.