Guest Info

Meet Hardeep Singh, a multi-talented individual making waves in the world of journalism and activism. As a freelance journalist and Deputy-Director for the Network of Sikh Organisations, he’s been at the forefront of important initiatives. Hardeep played a significant role in the Libel Reform Campaign, advocating for fairness and justice.

Beyond his journalistic endeavours, Hardeep is also an accomplished assistant editor of the Sikh Messenger and co-author of the enlightening volume “Racialization, Islamophobia and Mistaken Identity: The Sikh Experience.” His insightful writings have graced esteemed publications like the Telegraph, Telegraph Magazine, the Spectator, Quillette, Index on Censorship, and The Guardian.

Through his dedicated work and passion for social issues, Hardeep Singh continues to make a profound impact on the community and beyond.

About the Show

Welcome to a thought-provoking episode of our podcast, where Rajan Nazran engages in a deeply insightful discussion with the renowned author and journalist Hardeep Singh. With a focus on Afghanistan, the Taliban, and the struggles faced by minority groups, this conversation delves into harrowing human rights issues with a profound connection to faith.

Hardeep Singh, having dedicated years to studying Afghanistan, shares compelling stories of the suffering endured by minority religions and their struggles for basic human rights. From Sikhs to Hazaras and LGBTQ communities, these marginalised groups continue to endure hardships in Afghanistan.

As the conversation unfolds, Rajan and Hardeep explore the broader global turmoil and its specific impact on Afghanistan. The repercussions of conflict and instability are discussed, shedding light on the displacement of communities and the erosion of trust and social fabric. Hardeep delves into the intricate socio-political dynamics that shape the nation, unveiling the struggles between factions, external influences, and the complexities of governance in a fragmented society.

Throughout the episode, questions are raised about why the issues and suffering of the Sikh minority community in Afghanistan are not receiving adequate international attention and platforms to amplify their voices. The notion of equality is brought to the forefront, prompting reflection on whether governments and politicians are doing enough to ensure equality for all.

Prepare for an eye-opening discussion touching your heart and inspiring deeper understanding. Join us as Rajan Nazran and Hardeep Singh uncover the realities faced by Afghanistan’s minority groups and contemplate the collective responsibility to uphold human rights and promote equality for the entire human race. Stay tuned for this compelling and essential conversation.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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