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Fact and Faith : Democracy After The Ayodhya Verdict - A Symposium (Full Programme)

1 December 2010

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Fact and Faith : Democracy After The Ayodhya Verdict

A Symposium organised by Communalism Combat . Sahmat . Social Scientist

6, 7, 8 December 2010 — 9.30 am — 6 pm
- at Muktadhara, 18-19 Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi

Monday, 6 December 2010, 9 am — 6 pm

9 am Registration

9.30 — 10 am Inauguration

10 am — 1 pm Flawed Historiography
- Chair Prof. Prabhat Patnaik
- Speakers Prof. Irfan Habib, Prof. Shireen Moosvi
- Prof. Ramesh Rawat, Dr S. Nadeem Ali Rezavi
- Discussants Prof. Roop Rekha Verma Ramesh Dixit

2 — 4.30 pm Flawed Archaeology
- Chair Prof, K.M. Shrimali
- Speakers Dr Jaya Menon, Prof. Supriya Verma, Prof. FLC. Thakran, Prof. -Irfan Habib, Prof Ashok Dutta
- Discussants Prof. Roop Rekha Verma I Ramesh Dixit

4.30 — 6 pm Sanctifying the Majoritarian Faith (Judgement of 11 December 1995)
- Chair Justice Rajinder Sachar
- Speakers Advocate Rajeev Dhavan, Advocate BA. Desai. Siddharth -Varadarajan
- Discussants Advocate Prashant Bhushan. Advocate Mihir Desai

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 9.30 am - 6 pm

9.30 am — 10.45 am The Dispute at Faizabad/Ayodhya
- Chair Sandeep Pande
- Speaker Yugal Kishore
- Discussant Ramesh Dixit

10.45 am — 1.15 pm 1949, 1992: The Indian Systenic Response to Illegal Acts
- Chair Justice RB. Sawant
- Speakers Anupam Gupta, Manoj Mitta, Justice Hosbet Suresh, Prof. RM. Bhargava
- Discussants Hasan Kamal, Prof. Zoya Hasan

2 — 3.30 pm Misuse of Religion in the Electoral Arena
- Chair Justice S.H.A. Raza
- Speakers Justice Hosbel Suresh, Advocate Asad Hayat
- Discussants from Veddike team, Anwar Rajan, Teesta Setalvad

3.30 — 4.45 pm Perspectives on the High Court Judgement on Ayodhya
- Chair Justice Hosbet Suresh
- Speakers Ravi Kiran Jain, Prof Sreedhar
- Discussants Shiv Sunder. Maulana Azhari

4.45 — 6 pm Evidence in Law: Forgotten Truths behind the Babri Demolition
- Chair MK Raina
- Screening of Ram Ke Naam by Anand Patwardhan
- Discussants Smita Gupta, Vidya Subramaniam. Manoj Miha. Siddharth Varadarajan

Wednesday, 8 December 2010, 9.30 am — 6 pm

9.30 — 11.45 am Secularism: Cornerstone of the Indian Constitution
- Chair Justice S.H.A. Raza
- Speakers Justice P.B. Sawant from vedike team
- Discussants Sandeep Pande, Teesta Setalvad

11.45 am — 1.30 pm Fallout of the Politics of Faith
- Chair Justice P.B. Sawant
- Speakers from Veddike team
- Discussants Advocate Aparna Bhat. Sherifa Daud, Ram Punyani

2.30 — 3.30 pm Hate Speech in Eastern Uttar Pradesh ; The Gorakhpur Saga
- Chair Sheetla Singh
- Speakers Parvez Parvaaz, Advocate Asad Hayat

3.30 — 4.45 pm Western and Central India: Gujarat Madhya Pradah, Maharashtra
- Chair Prof. Zoya Hasan
- Speakers Father Prasad, Shafibhai. Attique Hussain, Abdul Haleem Siddiqui
- Discussant Teesta Setalvad

4.45 — 6 pm Activists’ Responses
- Chair Ram Rahman
- Speakers from Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Malegaon, Pune, Karnataka

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