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					                                     Dialogue on
                          ‘Minorities and Their Alienation’
                                    Organized by
                              Calcutta Research Group
                                 Venue: Swabhumi
                                Date: 8 August 2009


9.30 – 9.45 am: Registration

10.00 – 10.45 am: Inaugural Session
Chair: Subhas R. Chakraborty
10.00 – 10.10 am: CRG & Its Activities: Ranabir Samaddar
10.10 – 10.20 am: About the Dialogue: Samir Kr. Das
10.20 -10 -45 am: Keynote Address by A. S. Narang

10.45 – 11.15 am: Tea Break

11.15 am - 1.15 PM: Round I: Institutions of Protection: National and West Bengal
Experiences
Chair: Pradip Kumar Bose
Panelists: Akhtar Majeed, Amar Rai, Abdur Rauf, Sabir Ahmed, Kumar Rana

1.15 – 2.00 pm: Lunch Break

2.00 – 3.00 pm: Round II: Issues of Minority Protection: Policy Implications of Sachar
Committee Report
Chair: Prasanta Ray
Panelists: Asghar Ali Engineer, Miratun Nahar

3.00 – 3.30 pm: Coffee Break

3.30 – 4.30 pm: Round III: Towards a Regional Charter of Minority Rights
Chair: Samir Kr. Das
Speaker: Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury
(To be followed by discussion)

4.30 – 5.30 pm: Wrap Up Session
Chair; Ranabir Samaddar
Concluding Remarks: Prasanta Ray
(To be followed by discussion)


N. B.: (a) The discussion will be in Bengali and English
       (b) The programme is tentative and subject to last-minute changes