Indian Americans honor Rep. Keith Ellison as “Champion of Human Rights”

Indian Americans honor Rep. Keith Ellison as “Champion of Human Rights” Event to mark India’s Republic Day held on first weekend after January 26th  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 03, 2016 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, honored Congressman Keith Ellision (D-MN) as a …

Dalit scholar’s suicide in Hyderabad an indictment of BJP’s Hindutva agenda say Indian Americans

Charges against Union Minister and Vice-Chancellor indicative of administration’s anti-Dalit and anti-minority focus rooted in Hindutva FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2016 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has expressed  shock and outrage over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula at Hyderabad University. Mr. Vemula …

Indian Americans express support for VP Rajeena, victimized for speaking up against child abuse

Journalist shared her experiences  at a Madrasa (traditional Islamic school) during her childhood FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has expressed support for journalist VP Rajeena, who described instances of sexual abuse of children that she witnessed in …

Reported rape of dead Muslim woman evokes anger, revulsion amongst Indian Americans

Calls to rape dead Muslim women had been made at a function presided over by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has joined in the outrage and revulsion felt by Indian Americans and people of …

Horrific lynching in India a planned uptick in Hindu supremacist violence against minorities say Indian Americans

Brutal killing over mere suspicion of eating beef intended to terrorize local Muslims and polarize communities along religious lines FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 03, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has strongly condemned the latest episode of anti-minority violence in India, in the …

Indian Americans celebrate India Independence Day, call for unified action to secure life, liberty and justice for all

IAMC calls the defense of secularism in India a struggle to save the soul of the nation  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Saturday, August 15, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has joined millions of people of Indian origin, living in India and across …

Continued vendetta against Teesta Setalvad condemned by Indian Americans

CBI raids on Teesta’s home and offices are payback for years of fearless advocacy for victims of Gujarat 2002 pogroms July 15, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos,  has condemned the latest episode in the BJP government’s continued vendetta against renowned human …

Indian Americans urge India, US to heed USCIRF’s recommendations on safeguarding religious freedom in India

USCIRF Report for 2015 documents forced conversions of minorities to Hinduism, rising attacks on their places of worship and other restrictions on religious freedom April 30, 2015 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC – www.iamc.com), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos,  has welcomed the recommendations on India in the report released today by …