The current events unfolding in Afghanistan have shocked the world and in today’s episode, Rajan stays in the U.K. to meet with Hardeep Singh, author and journalist who has been focusing on Afghanistan, the Taliban and the minority groups for many years.
The conversation takes a plunge into the horrific human rights issues taking place and it’s correlation with faith as well as the unavoidable “extinction” of minority groups including Sikhs, Hazaras, Hindus and LGBTQ who are languishing in Afghanistan.
The human race is one but are we, including our government and politicians, doing enough to ensure equality?
Are you a minority group in your country? What are your perspectives? Share your comments below.
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About Hardeep Singh:
Hardeep Singh is a freelance journalist, Deputy-Director for the Network of Sikh Organisations and assistant editor of the Sikh Messenger. He was a leading member of the Libel Reform Campaign along with science writer Simon Singh and cardiologist Dr Peter Wilmhurst. He is co-author of the volume Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity the Sikh Experience, and has written for amongst others, the Telegraph, Telegraph Magazine, The Spectator, Quillette, Index on Censorship and The Guardian.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Hardeep Singh
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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