IMC-USA welcomes the appointment of Ms. Preeta Bansal to USCIRF

Press release May 29, 2003. Washington, D.C. The Indian Muslim Council – USA, a Washington based advocacy organization working to promote values of pluralism and tolerance, with particular focus on the Indian Diaspora in the United States, welcomed the appointment of Ms. Preeta Bansal to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Ms. Bansal, who is of Indian …

IMC-USA alarmed at birthday celebrations for Gandhi’s assassin

Washington D.C., May 20, 2003 The Indian Muslim Council – USA, working to promote values of pluralism and tolerance, with particular focus on the Indian Diaspora in the United States, expressed great alarm today over the birthday celebrations for Gandhi’s assassin carried out by some groups. The call for the celebration was given most prominently by HinduUnity, the US-based wing …

Leading Human Rights Activist Cautions Capitol Hill Policy Briefing: ‘Idea of India Is Being Attacked’

May 17, 2003. Washington D.C. At a policy briefing this morning on Capitol Hill, Mr. Harsh Mander spoke about setbacks and challenges facing India, the world’s largest democracy. Mr. Mander is the Country Director for Action Aid India, a New Delhi based nonprofit organization. His book Unheard Voices was widely praised for its account of neglected groups in India. He …

IMC Condemns the revenge killings of Hindus in Kerala

Washington, D.C. May 04, 2003. Indian Muslim Council-USA (IMC-USA), a Washington based advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemns the recent revenge attack that killed Hindus in the village of Marad in the southern Indian state of Kerala. IMC-USA calls for a fair and thorough investigation of the attack and its causes and for the …

IMC-USA requests all communities to maintain peace after defacement of an Illinois Mosque with Hindu symbols and hate-graffiti

IMC-USA requests all communities to maintain peace after defacement of an Illinois Mosque with Hindu symbols and hate-graffiti For immediate release: Contact Person: M.K. Rahman Phone: (516) 567-0783 E-mail: info@imc-usa.org Washington D.C., May 1, 2003 The Indian Muslim Council – USA, an advocacy group working to promote values of pluralism and tolerance in American society, particular within the Indian Diaspora, …

IMC Condemns attack on Christian supported hospital

April 15, 2003 The Federation of India Christian Organizations of North America, in conjunction with the Indian Muslim Council-USA and several other Washington, DC based advocacy groups, expresses its concern over the attack on a Christian hospital in Western India. According to the Associated Press article, supporters of the extremist group World Hindu Council smashed windows and damaged the doors …

IMC-USA condemns the massacre of pandits in Kashmir

Washington D.C., 03/24/2003. Indian Muslim Council-USA, a Washington based advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemns the massacre of innocent civilians in Kashmir. According to news reports, on March 24, 2003, 24 Hindus were killed in the southern town of Shopian by gunmen dressed in Indian army uniforms. “Such senseless acts of violence cannot serve …

IMC-USA campaign to mark Victory for Pluralism and highlight US based hate group funding in India and Gujarat violence

March 23, 2005 The Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group working towards protecting and promoting minority rights in India and a founding member of the Coalition Against Genocide (CAG), has announced that it will hold a "Victory for pluralism and a new resolve for justice" campaign instead of a protest rally in Fort Lauderdale, FL on March 24-26. The campaign …