Sign the Petition Indian American Muslim Council (http://iamc.com/) an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos today denounced and strongly condemned the custodial death of Khalid Mujahid, at the hands of the Uttar Pradesh state police. IAMC also condemned the brutal attack on Mr. Mujahid’s counsel, Advocate Mohammed Salim, and the …
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Monday, March 29, 2010
Indian Muslim Council-USA (IMC-USA – http://www.imc-usa.org/), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India ‘s pluralist and tolerant ethos is organizing a US lecture tour of two noted Human Rights Lawyers from India: Shafeeq Rehman Mahajir and Mukul Sinha.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Indian Muslim Council-USA (IMC-USA – http://www.imc-usa.org), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to order the interrogation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) inquiring into the 2002 massacres.
“We urge strong measures be taken to ensure a transparent, unbiased interrogation and that an FIR be registered against Modi in light of the Tehelka video tape confessions” said Rasheed Ahmed, the president of IMC-USA. In a sting operation conducted by the investigative magazine Tehelka, several Hindutva activists involved in the pogrom including the Gujarat state prosecutor were caught on tape boasting how they were able to derail the judicial process of redressing justice to the victims.
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March 1, 2010
February 28, 2010 was the eighth anniversary of the Gujarat genocide. Between February 28 and March 2, 2002, a three-day retaliatory killing spree was perpetrated against Indian Muslims from the state of Gujarat by mobs incited by rhetoric of hate by extremist Hindutva leaders. By the time the brutality had subsided, international human rights groups such as the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International estimated that over 2000 civilians were killed, hundreds of women were gang-raped, over 150,000 were displaced, and the socio-economic infrastructure of the Muslim community was systematically targeted.
The National Commission for Religious and Linguistic Minorities (NCRLM) also known as Ranganath Misra Commission after its chairman Justice Ranganath Misra was constituted in October 2004 by the the Government of India to recommend practical measures for the welfare of socially and economically backward sections among religious and linguistic minorities.
The Prime Ministers High Level Committee, PMHLC (also known as Sachar Committee) constituted by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, studied and identified the socio-economic and educational backwardness of the Muslim community in India and these findings became a topic of national discussion in India.
The Ranganath Misra Commission was entrusted by the Government of India to suggest practical measures for the upliftment of the socially and economically backward sections among religious and linguistic minorities and to include the modalities of implimentation for the same.
After seventeen years, 399 sittings and examining 100 witnesses the Liberhan Comission has submitted its 1000 page report inquiring into the circumstances that lead up to the demolition of the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya by Hindu extremists on Dec 6th 1992.
The Liberhan Commission Report was tabled in the Lok Sabha, the Indian Parliament on Nov 24, 2009.
On this page you can read or download the Liberhan Report by Chapters. Also included is the Action Taken Report by the Ministry of Home Affairs, India which is the official response from the Goverment to the report.
Report of Liberhan Ayodhya Commission of Inquiry
ACHR released its annual report on Human Rights in India on June 25, 2009
Asian Center for Human Rights
India Human Rights Report 2009
The Annual Report covers human rights violations in 27 States of India during 2008. In its editorial ACHR focuses on the increased human rights violations in the Naxal conflict. ACHR calls for a Parliamentary debate over the security response to the Naxalite movement, review of all the laws/Acts that provide for prior permission of the government to prosecute the government officials/security personnel to ensure that no prior permission shall be required for corruption and human rights violations; placing of the draft Prevention of Torture Bill 2008 after necessary modifications in consultation with the stakeholders for adoption by the parliament; and ratification of the CAT.
Tehelka Gujarat Expose Reports:
In the fall of 2007 Tehelka, a premium English weekly conducted an undre-cover operation and with hidden cameras in Gujarat. The operation uncovered first-hand accounts from the men who plotted and executed the 2002 Gujarat genocide in Ahmedabad,Vadodara and Sabarkantha. Mayhem was meticulously planned and carried out by VHP Bajrang Dal cadres across Muslim localities.
In this section, you will find the stories reported by Tehelka’s investigative journalists.
Prime Minister’s High Level Committee (PMHLC) Report on Indian Muslims.
(Also known as "Sachar Committee Report" after its Chairman Justice Rajinder Sachar. )
A Report on
Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community of India