‘Reign of Terror’: Fact-Finding Team Returns From UP With Accounts of Targeted Police Violence

New Delhi: “For the last one week, Uttar Pradesh is under a reign of terror,” a group of political activists, who were part of a fact-finding team that just returned from the state, said while listing out several incidents of police crackdown on protesters against Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed National Register of Citizens. Addressing the media, the fact-finding …

Expert Briefing at U.S. Congress: Genocide of Muslims a step away in Kashmir, Assam

The world’s best-known expert on genocide has said Muslims in the Indian provinces of Kashmir and Assam are just one step away from extermination. “Preparation for a genocide is definitely under way in India,” Dr. Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch said at a Briefing at the U.S. Congress on Wednesday. The persecution of Muslims in Assam and Kashmir “is the …

USCIRF Raises Serious Concerns and Eyes Sanctions Recommendations for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India

USCIRF Raises Serious Concerns and Eyes Sanctions Recommendations for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 9, 2019 USCIRF Raises Serious Concerns and Eyes Sanctions Recommendations for Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India, Which Passed Lower House Today WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is deeply troubled by the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), …

Thousands of Indian Americans of all religious and cultural backgrounds stage protest in Houston

Thousands protest against PM Modi during Howdy Modi event MON, 23 SEP 2019 HOUSTON, (TX), Thousands of Indian Americans joined a protest rally against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sunday, during the Howdy Modi event, led by the Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), a coalition of Indian Americans. The AJA comprises Hindu, Muslim, Dalit, Sikh and Christian groups, among others. …

Activists and Nobel Peace Prize winners protest Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s decision on award

Interfaith Letter To The Gates Foundation on Modi’s Award September 11, 2019   https://www.stopgenocide.org/interfaith-letter-to-the-gates-foundation-on-modis-award/ Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gates: As diverse Americans, we very much appreciate that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation helps fund numerous important grassroots programs each year. Nevertheless, we are deeply disturbed to discover that the Foundation will be giving an award to Indian Prime Minister …

US State Department Report: Extremist Hindu Groups Attacking Minorities in India

Washington: Mob attacks by violent extremist Hindu groups against minority communities, particularly Muslims, continued in India in 2018, amid rumours that victims had traded or killed cows for beef, an official US report said on Friday. The state department, in its annual 2019 International Religious Freedom Report, also alleged that senior officials of the ruling BJP made inflammatory speeches against minority communities. …

United Against Hate: Civil rights groups showcase their resolve to counter hate mongering and demand accountability

Civil rights groups showcase their resolve to counter hate mongering and demand accountability March 18, 2019 Janpatr On Monday 18th March, several civil and human rights organizations came together to organize a day long convention in Delhi’s Constitution Club. The programme titled ‘Steps Towards Hope’ was aimed to take stock of the last four and a half years of the …