Remembering the Komagata Maru

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May 2014 marked a century since the tragic episode of the Komagata Maru, a ship that was transporting hundreds of Indian immigrants to Vancouver, British Columbia. This story reveals the Canadian government’s history of deliberate exclusion policies. Activists in the Indian diaspora in Canada say there are many examples which show how the legacy of the Komagata Maru live on through state racism today. CKUT’s Amelie Phillipson spoke with Dolors Chew to find out more and filed this report.

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Violence against Indian women

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In India, federal elections got underway, and continue until May 16th. It is being called the world’s biggest elections. On March 18th, Jean Chapman gave a lecture on “Violence against women in contemporary India” at Simone de Beauvoir Institute. CKUT’s June Jang sat down with Chapman to discuss the origin of violence against Indian women in public and private sphere.