CAB and NRC: Why I Will Register Myself as a Muslim

Doing so will clear the moral pathways of the civil disobedience I intend to carry out against the graded hierarchy of citizenship. Ref: https://thewire.in/rights/cab-nrc-civil-disobedience-register-muslim  As the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) becomes the law of the land, India veers dangerously and decisively away from the humane and inclusive nationhood that lay at the core of its struggle for freedom. The imagination, the pledge …

Religious test for migrants a reflection of bigotry as India’s state policy say Indian Americans

Citizenship Amendment Bill to exclude Muslim migrants from any path to citizenship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2019 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, today strongly condemned the move to turn into law the Citizenship Amendment Bill, and termed the bill a “reflection of bigotry as India’s state policy.” The …

IAMC condemns the institutional murder of Fathima Latheef, at IIT-Madras, pushed by Islamophobic, casteist prejudices.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2019 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, condemns the institutional murder of Fathima Latheef, at IIT-Madras, pushed by Islamophobic, casteist prejudices.  IAMC National President, Mr. Ahsan Khan, expressed solace and solidarity with the family of Fathima Latheef and has called for the criminal investigation …

Indian Americans condemn attack on Hindu priest in New York

IAMC welcomes Governor Andrew Cuomo’s move to have state authorities assist in investigation of hate crime FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2019 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC ), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has expressed unequivocal condemnation for the cowardly attack on Swami Harischander Puri, a Hindu priest based in Queens, NY on July 22, 2019. …

Indian Americans Protest Surge in Attacks on Minorities

The Indian American Muslim Council and other coalition partner organizations held protests across various US cities to express outrage over the recent surge in attacks against minorities. In last few weeks, IAMC chapters organized protest demonstrations in New York, San Jose, Dallas, Seattle, Chicago and Boston to condemn the tactical support given by the leaders of ruling party that is …

Twitter Spat Breaks Out Between Mazumdar-Shaw, Mohandas Pai Over Godrej’s ‘Hate Crime’ Comment

A spat broke out on Twitter between Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Mohandas Pai over Adi Godrej’s comment that rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” India’s economic growth. Mazumdar-Shaw, founder and chairperson of Biocon Ltd., retweeted a news report and called Godrej group head’s comment “well-spoken”. Pai, former chief financial officer of Infosys Ltd. who now runs a …

Rising Intolerance, Hate Crimes Can “Seriously Damage” Growth: Adi Godrej

Noting that many issues must be fixed at a fundamental level, Adi Godrej warned that without doing so, the country cannot achieve her true growth potential. MUMBAI: Noted industrialist Adi Godrej Saturday warned that the rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” economic growth of the nation. Adi Godrej, however, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a …

Blunt talk needed in country today, Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy says, citing his spat with Sikka

Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy said on Saturday that looking at “what is happening in different parts of the country today”, the youth need to state bluntly that this was not the country for which our forefathers got freedom. Talking about his spat with Vishal Sikka, Infosys’ first non-promoter chief executive who quit in 2017, he said he had to speak …

Rising Hate-Crimes, Intolerance To Seriously Damage Growth, Says Adi Godrej

Noted industrialist Adi Godrej warned that rising intolerance, hate crimes and moral policing can “seriously damage” economic growth of the nation. Godrej, however, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for presenting a “grand vision” to build a new India and nearly double the economy to a $5-trillion giant over the course of his second term in office. He was quick to …

Muslim man ‘killed by mob who tied him to tree, beat him and forced him to recite Hindu chants’ in India

A young Indian Muslim man has died days after reportedly being beaten by a crowd who forced him to perform Hindu chants. Tabrez Ansari was assaulted by the mob on 18 June, after being accused of breaking into a house and stealing a motorbike in the eastern state of Jharkand. Several videos, which appear to be of the assault, spread quickly online in the aftermath of Ansari’s …