“A South Asian Union would free us from the slavery of the west”: pro-democracy activist Hina Jilani

Globally acclaimed human-rights defender Hina Jilani believes democracy and secularism are values all South Asian nations need to promote and protect.

“The farmers’ movement, the Dalit movements, and the Adivasi movements can offer new models of democracy”: Lalita Ramdas

Peace activist Lalita Ramdas on how political forces use communalism for their own agenda, and why India’s ‘imperfect’ democracy needs to be reimagined.

“There’s a Direct Link Between Peace and Democratic Freedoms” – South Asian Peace Advocate Rita Manchanda

Author, peacebuilder and human-rights activist Rita Manchanda on the practical reasons to push for peace in the Subcontinent.