Monday, January 30th, 2012
The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – http://www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his death anniversary today. IAMC has called upon the Government of India, the institutions of civil society and all citizens to engage in collective introspection over the state of the nation and the ideals for which the Mahatma struggled and ultimately sacrificed his life. On January 30, 1948 Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated by Nathuram Godse, on the steps of a building where a prayer meeting was going to take place. Although India had won its independence from the British on August 15, 1947, Gandhiji continued his struggle for social justice and against sectarian hate that threatened the social fabric of the nation, until the last breath of his life.
“Mahatma Gandhi’s life was an inspiration not only to those struggling for India’s freedom, but continues to inspire all people of conscience the world over that are struggling for freedom, social justice and genuine democracy,” said Mr. Shaheen Khateeb, President of IAMC. “His death anniversary is a reminder that the struggle against the hate-filled ideologies that claimed his life is as urgent as ever.”
Indian American Muslim Council is the largest advocacy organization of Indian Muslims in the United States with 10 chapters across the nation.
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