Interactive Discussion on “Illiberal Trends in India?”

A series of incidents recently, raised questions of an emerging trend of intolerance in the country - Limits on speech, banning of artists, censorship of movies, recent hangings, all seem to suggest growing intolerant trend. In this regard GPPI-CPR in collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stigtung (FES) organised a roundtable discussion on "Illiberal trends in India" on March 18, 2013.

Besides various Parliamentarians Dr. Pratap Bhanu Mehta, President & Chief Executive at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), and Ms Karuna Nundy, Advocate, Supreme Court of India (with Law Degrees from Cambridge & Columbia) who specializes in human rights litigation and Legal Policy Advisor for UN and other various governments participated in this session which was followed by an interactive discussion with Members of Parliament across party lines.

17 multi-party Members of Parliament participated in this discussion. This discussion was part of the ongoing collaborative series of roundtables with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) and GPPI-CPR.