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Government’s inaction and cruel politics of Hindutva focus of protests; protesters demand immediate action to restore the rule of law

July 16, 2017

The Alliance for Justice and Accountability (AJA), an umbrella coalition of progressive organizations across the United States and various coalition partners today held protests in three cities across the US, to express their outrage over the growing mob rule against minorities in India and the policies of the government that are emboldening such forces. Protests were held in Washington, DC, San Diego and San Jose. A fourth protest is scheduled to be held in New York City on July 23, 2017.

These protests are similar to the “Not In My Name” protests that have been held across various cities in India. Besides the AJA coalition, the protests in San Jose were jointly organized with the “Multifaith Voices for Peace and Justice.” The South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI), will be part of the protests in New York City on July 23rd.

The last few years has seen brutal killings of mostly Muslims and Dalits in the name of cow protection, over a dozen of them only since September last year. These killings have been orchestrated by Hindu supremacist groups ideologically aligned with the BJP-led federal government and drawing inspiration from the beef ban imposed by the governments in various states. The increasing hostility towards minorities displayed by even central ministers in the form of incendiary rhetoric has only added fuel to the fire. Since 2010, 97% of beef related violence has taken place after the BJP-led Hindu nationalist government came to power. Since 2015, an increasing number of Muslims have been lynched, hanged or brutalized in the most cruel manner on mere suspicion of possessing or cooking beef.

Protests in San Jose, CA

Protesters carried signs, such as “India – Hostage to Hindutva?” and “Beef Ban is Cultural Fascism.” They came from various communities in the diaspora and were united in their condemnation of the killings and the beef ban.

Protest in downtown San Diego, CA near the USS Midway Museum

“The reign of terror unleashed by Hindu supremacist cow “vigilantes” is clearly targeted at browbeating the nation’s religious minorities into the status of second class citizens,” said Mr. Suhail Syed, one of the organizers of the protests in Washington, DC. “How can the government of India respond so casually to the mob lynchings of Muslims and Dalits?,” asked San Uddin, one of the organizers of the protests in New York. “That shows the killings are not spontaneous but executed with a tacit approval of Hindu supremacists that are an integral part of the ruling party,” added Ms. Sana.

In a recent statement, Amnesty International India expressed deep worry over the “pattern of hate crimes committed against Muslims with seeming impunity – many of them in states where the Bharatiya Janata Party is in power.”

Protest in Washington, DC

In April 2017, a mob beat a 55-year-old Muslim man, Pehlu Khan, to death in Rajasthan after accusing him of transporting cows for slaughter. An exposé by a television news station showed the attackers belonged to the BJP and its affiliates. In a recent killing that shook India, 15-tear-old Junaid Khan was stabbed to death on board a train in northern India as he headed home from Eid shopping. While such killings have drawn international condemnation, the suffering of millions who have lost their source of livelihood as a result of the beef ban has not received adequate attention. In a bizarre and shocking expose of the Sangh Parivar’s hypocrisy, the BJP and RSS joined hands to sell beef in Kerala, the very act for which they are enabling the lynching of Muslims.

The Alliance for Justice and Accountability has pledged to work with people of all faiths to defend India from the onslaught of hate and divisiveness.

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IAMC NJ invites you and your family to join us for an exciting

India Republic Day 2014 Celebrations on

Saturday February 1st 2014
Clarion Inn (Ball Room)
999 Route 1 South, North Brunswick, NJ, US, 08902, NJ.

Time: 12 am – 3 pm

Celebrating India’s Diversity and Pluralism

Expected Guest of Honor

Honorable Consul General of India Mr. Dnyaneshwar Mulay & Local Elected Officials


Prepare your child to participate and win prizes in
India Quiz Contest, Fancy Dress & Drawing Competition


*Quiz Contest – Prepare your child to participate in quiz contest which will have questions mostly relating to India & USA.

*Fancy Dress – Please dress your child with any traditional attire as we will have prizes for the best dressed kid.

*Drawing Competition – we will provide a theme to draw using crayons and color pencil. Limited to age 5-15 yrs only


Tickets: $15 for Adult & $5 for Child

(Lunch Served)

About Us

Indian American Muslim Council is the largest advocacy organization of Indian Muslims in the United States with 13 chapters across the nation. The mission of Indian American Muslim Council is to promote peace, pluralism and social justice through strategic advocacy. IAMC is a Washington, D.C. registered non-profit 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization established in August 2002.

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Republic Day 2014 Celebration in Michigan

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IAMC New Jersey chapter invites you to Annual Fundraising Banquet

September 15, 2012

Date:  October 6th 2012 | Time: Program Starts 6 pm Location: Baitul-Imaan Academy, 311 Laurel Ave., Hazlet (Keansburg for GPS), NJ 07734 Keynote Speaker    David Barsamian is the award-winning founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. One of America’s most wide-ranging and respected independent journalists, David […]

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Candle Light Vigil SanDiego

February 29, 2012

The San Diego Chapter of IAMC is organizing a candle-light vigil as a mark of solidarity with the victims and survivors of the Gujarat massacre.  Venue: Balboa Park, (1549, El Prado Park, San Diego, CA 92101) Date: March 04, 2012 Time: 4:30 PM through 7:30 PM    

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Candle Light Vigil Boston

February 29, 2012

On the 10th Anniversary of Gujarat Genocide we request your presence for a Rally & Candle light Vigil Date: March 3, 2012 Time: 4:30 PM through 6:30 PM Address: The “PIT” at Harvard Square, at the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue, Brattle Street, and John F. Kennedy Street. Cambridge, MA – 02138 Subway: MBTA Red Line Subway Starting February 27th, 2002, the Indian […]

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Candle light Vigil NJ

February 29, 2012

On the 10th Anniversary of Gujarat Genocide we request your presence for a Rally & Candle light Vigil Date: March 3, 2012 Time: 4:30 PM through 6:30 PM Address: Union Square Park (Mahatma Gandhi Statue), 14th St. New York, NY Subway: N, Q, R, L, 4, 5, 6 to Union Square. Parking Garage: 110 East […]

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Candle light vigil BayArea

February 29, 2012

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) invites you to a candle light vigil in observance of the 10th year anniversary of anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat (India), and the continued sufferings, displacements and denial of justice for victims. Members of various Bay Area communities will be attending the event to express their solidarity and stand up for […]

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Candle light vigil Chicago

February 29, 2012

Chicago chapter of Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC-Chicago) invites you to the candle light vigil to observe the 10th anniversary of pogroms in Gujarat, India. This vigil is being organized to highlight the continued sufferings of the victims of the Gujarat pogroms of 2002. Members of various communities will gather to show solidarity and stand […]

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IAMC-NJ Republic Day 2012

December 30, 2011

IAMC NJ Invites you and your family to join us for an exciting India Republic Day 2012 Celebrations on Sunday January 29th 2012. Location : Elk Lodge, 128 Baldwin Ave, Hasbrouk Heights, NJ. Time:  (11 am – 3 pm) Celebrating Republic Day!!! The Constitution of India came into effect on January 26, 1950. This date […]

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