Nityo Infotech’s direction to recruiter to exclude Muslim candidates only the latest in a pattern of bigotry in professional settings  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  December 1, 2020  The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India's pluralist and tolerant ethos, has condemned an increasing pattern of discrimination against Muslims at Indian American IT companies. The now infamous incident at Nityo Infotech is one example of blatant expression of bigotry against Muslims, driven by Hindu nationalist narratives and Islamophobic stereotypes.    Mohammad Tarique Anwar (name changed) had applied for

New top diplomat under a Biden administration has the opportunity to advance global stability by fostering democracy, human rights and religious freedom around the world  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 23, 2020  The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has welcomed President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of Antony Blinken for the position of US Secretary of State.  Indian Americans are looking forward to Mr. Blinken as the nation’s top diplomat, particularly in building a strong US-India strategic partnership that is

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2020 Various victims of persecution of the Indian government and global human rights activists on Wednesday declared that Indian judiciary has allowed itself to become an instrument in the hands of the Narendra Modi government to oppress minorities and deny them justice. While speaking at a panel discussion on “Indian Judiciary: Complicit in Religious Persecution,” they said the starkest representation of judiciary’s decline could be seen in its failure to perform as a counter-majoritarian court.  Abdul Wahid Shaikh was in the prime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2020 Global experts researching genocidal violence raised an alarm that the international community needed to wake up to the impending genocide of India’s 200 Million Muslims under the watch of current Indian government. The panel discussion on “Ten Stages of Genocide and India’s Muslims,” expressed an urgent need to not only indict and sanction the Indian government, but to also expose it in the international community to prevent crimes against humanity. The discussion was organized by the Indian American Muslim Council. Dr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  November 17, 2020 Leading American and global human and civil rights activists came together on Monday to reinforce the demand to designate India as a “country of particular concern” to prevent and combat ongoing persecution of its religious minorities. The discussion was organized by the Indian American Muslim Council in collaboration with Hindus for Human Rights, Students Against Hindutva Ideology, Dalit Solidarity Forum, India Civil Watch International and International Christian Concern. Anurima Bhargava, the vice-chair of United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF),

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 09, 2020 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris for their historic victory in the Presidential elections. We look forward to working with the incoming administration to bring peace and healing, both in the US and around the world. IAMC has urged Indian Americans to be bridges of understanding and dialogue and to eschew hate and acrimony. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s historic election as

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2020 Dallas (TX) — Leading Indian American civil rights groups, which are dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist, democratic and secular values, on Sunday protested against the massive governmental coverup of the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit woman in the Hathras district of India’s Uttar Pradesh state last month. Holding placards that said “Dalit Lives Matter” and “Stop Rape”, and chanting slogans, dozens of protesters assembled near the Dallas Municipal Court to assail the police for denying that the woman had

Indian Americans express outrage and call for action over the role of Adityanath’s state government in the travesty of justice FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  October 11, 2020 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, organized a massive protest in New Jersey on October 10, 2020, over the gang rape and killing of a Dalit girl in Hathras, in the Indian State of Uttar Pradesh. The hasty and forceful cremation of the victim’s body by the Uttar Pradesh police has

 October 4, 2020 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group committed to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, expressed its shock at the brutal gang rape of a dalit (formerly known as untouchables) girl, her subsequent death in Uttar Pradesh, refusal of the government to take her rape claim seriously and the manner in which the state police forcefully cremated her body. A 19-year-old Dalit girl was gang-raped on September 14 by four men belonging to the influential Thakur caste near her house in

Washington, D.C., October 3, 2020 Leading Indian activists, intellectuals and academicians made a unanimous declaration today that India’s constitutional democracy faces a serious threat from the rise of Hindu nationalism, and the only way that challenge can be combated was by a return to secular liberal pluralism and strengthening of the Constitution.Joining discussions on the first day of the two-day virtual conference, “Reclaiming India”, on Saturday, October 3, 2020, several speakers from both the United States and India drew a parallel between the ongoing assaults