Sub-series F-251-3-5 - NRISAD-SANSAD files

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NRISAD-SANSAD files

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F-251-3-5

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  • 1988 - 2007 (Creation)
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    Non-Resident Indians for Secularism and Democracy

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1.25 m of textual records

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The Non-Resident Indians for Secularism and Democracy (NRISAD) was formed by Hari Sharma following the attack on Bari Masjid in December 1992. The organization united people of Indian origin collectively through educational and cultural activities. One of its significant events in Vancouver included the celebration of the 50th anniversary of India's independence from colonial rule. Over time, NRISAD recognized a need to widen the focus of the organization to include the whole of South Asia because its membership in Vancouver comprised people from the entire subcontinent of India and the diaspora in East Africa and other countries. Under Sharma's leadership, NRISAD evolved into the South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy based secularism, human rights, and social justice.

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Sub-series consists of the organizational records of Non-Resident Indians for Secularism and Democracy (NRISAD) and its successor organization South Asian Network for Secularism and Democracy (SANSAD). Includes records created, made, and/or received by Hari Sharma while serving on several committees within the organization that carried out educational and cultural activities to uphold the secular and democratic values and to oppose the agenda of extreme forces in India. Sub-series includes articles, emails, research notes, statements, flyers, notices, statements, advertisements, incoming and outgoing correspondence, brochures, tickets, programs, minutes, publications, reviews, and photographs.

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Some files may contain third-party personal information, and access to these files may be restricted as stipulated by Archives policy. See the file lists and consult the archivist for more details.

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Language: Some personal correspondence, notes, announcements, and publications in Hindi.

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