Ram Ke Naam (In the Name of God)
Reel and Meal is happening on Zoom! Register online to attend the Zoom event: https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealApr
Ram Ke Naam (In the Name of God) is a film about right-wing extremism and religious hatred in India, culminating in mob violence that demolished a Muslim mosque in 1992. The film shows how destructive political rhetoric can be, just as the speeches and rallies surrounding the 2020 presidential election culminated in the storming of the US Capitol on January 6. The depiction of animosity between Hindus and Muslims in this film also raises questions for us about incidents of religious and ethnic hatred here in the U.S.
Tasnuva Khan with Peace Action Montgomery County will lead the discussion following the film, with Ruchira Gupta and Sana Qutubuddin as panelists. Ruchira is a journalist and activist, and the founder of Apne Aap, an NGO focused on women’s rights. Her journalism career has focused on gender rights, armed conflicts in India, caste conflict, and minority issues. Sana is the National Advocacy Executive for the Indian American Muslim Council, and has written extensively on Hindu nationalism in India and the United States.
Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal: Macro Vegetarian Chickpea Masala and rice with Samosa Dumplings and steamed cauliflower for $7.99. To order, call 301.474.0522 and ask for the deli by 1:00 p.m. on Monday April 19 for pick-up at the deli between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.