Indialogue Foundation believes that there is a felt need to offer a counter narrative to the ongoing radicalization in the community, country and the world at large. There is no obvious silver bullet to countering the radical messages, and there is certainly not one, simple overarching solution in this complicated arena. As such, there may be a need for adopting tactful and multi-layered counter-narrative strategy, incorporating many different elements, designed to appeal to a wide variety of people. There is certainly a vital role for governments to play but there are many cases, however, where other actors like civil societies, NGOs and interfaith & cross-cultural dialogue may also make effective and credible messengers.
Acknowledging the importance of the concern, on behalf of promotion and development of dialogue and peace in the world, Indialogue Foundation is making use of this opportunity to raise awareness among the masses and urge them to take action against all forms of violent extremism.
Objective of the Seminar: –
Within overall framework the seminar will specifically focus on:
- Responding to the ideological challenge of radicalization and the threat we face from those who promote it.
- Targeting researchers, policy makers and media interested in devising policies and strategies to prevent violent extremism.
- Leaving masses aware, and keeping them at length from being drawn into trap of radicalization leading to the violent extremism.
- Radicalisation is usually a process not an event. During that process it is possible to prevent vulnerable people being drawn into terrorist-related activity by Fostering community-led partnerships and preventative programming to build resilience against violent extremist radicalization.
- Improving understanding of violent extremism and increasing the capacity of communities to directly challenge violent extremist ideologies and narratives.
Date and Time: Saturday, 26 December 2015, 3:00p.m. -6:30 p.m.
Venue: Indialogue Foundation Centre, M207, GK II, New Delhi
Tentative list of Panelists:
- Akhtarul Wasey (National Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities)
- Shamina Shafiq (former Member of National Commission for Women, Founding Chair of Power Foundation)
- Swami Agnivesh (Founder-Chairperson of the Bandhua Mukti Morcha (Bonded Labour Liberation Front)
- Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain ( Former Military Secretary of Indian Army, Visiting Fellow at Vivekanand International Foundation and the Delhi Policy Group)
- Syed Faisal Ali (Group Editor, Roznama Rashtriya Sahara)
3:30 – 4:00 – Tea and Registration
4:15 – 4:30 – Welcome Address
4:30 – 6:10 – Speeches by Panellists
6:15 – 6:30 – Question and Answer Session
6:30 – 7:30 –Dinner
All correspondence should be addressed to M. A. Mufazzal, Project Coordinator, Indialogue Foundation