1900-50 was a turbulent time for Indian classical music and its practitioners. This sharing session is essentially a whirlwind tour of the lives and music of some of India’s greatest and most colourful musicians of that period; and the huge social changes across which they established their reputations through their marvelous music.
Gauhar Raza is an Urdu poet , a film maker and scientist. He has got awards both from Hindi and Urdu academies for creative writing.
Full text of the press release issued by Justice for Hashimpura Committee at its widely attended public meeting held at the Indian Social Institute in New Delhi on 24 March 2015. The meeting was opened with initial remarks by Prof. Apoorvanand and by Vrinda Grover, the widely respected human rights lawyer. Justice R. Sachhar (Former Chief justice of Delhi High court), Advocate Rebecca John, Shri W. Habibullah, Tapan Bose, Uma Chakravarty, Harsh Mander, Shabnam Hashmi, Kavita Krishnan, John Dayal, Kamal Chenoy, Usha Ramanathan expressed grave concern at the continuing state of impunity as they spoke in solidarity with the victims of Hashimpura killings. They also underlined the alarming consequences of the systematic and systemic failure of criminal justice system. They pointed out that the injustice for the Hashimpura victims was part of a growing pattern where victims of vulnerable, minority and marginalized communities such as Muslims, Christians, Dalits, Adivasis are being denied justice for the atrocities committed on them. This has serious implications for India’s democracy. The meeting concluded with a determination expressed by all to continue to seek justice and accountability for these targeted custodial killings.