27th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, United Nations Human Rights Council, April-May 2017

Joint Stakeholder Report submitted by The Advocates for Human Rights, an NGO in special consultative status, in collaboration with the Indian American Muslim Council Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association The Quill Foundation Founded in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights (The Advocates) is a volunteer-based non-governmental organization committed to the impartial promotion and protection of international human rights standards and the …

27th Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review, United Nations Human Rights Council, April-May 2017

Joint Stakeholder Report submitted by The Advocates for Human Rights, an NGO in special consultative status, in collaboration with the Indian American Muslim Council Jamia Teachers Solidarity Association The Quill Foundation Founded in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights (The Advocates) is a volunteer-based non-governmental organization committed to the impartial promotion and protection of international human rights standards and the …

Rationalizing Ethnic Cleansing In Assam

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Indian State of Assam has witnessed mass violence against minorities, particularly Muslims several times in the last few decades. The area known as Bodo Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD), as well as surrounding areas in western Assam is inhabited by Muslims as well as Bodo tribals. Ethnic rivalry between these two communities has been the primary cause of …

IAMC Sponsored Investigative Journalism on Illegal Terror Arrests

Muslim youths: India’s most wanted!: Introduction to the series but also analysis piece that covers many cases of harassment of India’s youth mentions UP and Delhi cases. http://twocircles.net/2013may23/muslim_youths_india%E2%80%99s_most_wanted.html  Justice denied, now waiting for judgment: Sheikh Hashim Ali’s 13 years’ incarceration: Andhra Pradesh. Covers cases in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka of Hashim Ali who has spent 13 years.  Highlights bias in …

Report: Indian Americans demand justice for Gujarat victims through candle-light vigils in several cities across the US

Saturday, March 10, 2012 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – https://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, observed the tenth anniversary of the horrific carnage in Gujarat through candle-light vigils held in several cities across the US, as well as an online candle-light vigil on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gujarat-Genocide/256516174422867 The objective of the vigils and demonstrations …

Massive Republic Day Celebrations Organized by Indian Muslims in the US

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – https://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, organized massive celebrations across the US to commemorate India’s 63rd Republic Day. IAMC’s chapters across the nation celebrated the day India’s Constitution came into effect, marking the birth of a modern, secular and democratic Republic. This year’s festivities, organized on a larger …

A Report on Harassment of Whistle Blowers and Social Activists

In a deeply troubling trend led by Gujarat state, civil servants and police officers who speak out against complicity of state administration officials in violence against Muslim minorities are subjected to harsh and vindictive actions aimed at suppressing dissent and discouraging such whistle blowers. The following cases illustrate the harassment of such whistle blowers — the brave men and women …

Indian American Muslim Council celebrates Republic Day across the United States

Sunday, February 2, 2011 Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – https://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s tolerant and pluralist ethos, held Republic Day celebrations across its various chapters in the United States. The emphasis of the Republic Day celebrations was to spread awareness within the Indian Diaspora on how the Indian constitution brings to life the very idea …