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March 03, 2006

Indian Muslim Council-USA, an organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of pluralism, welcomes the Justice Banerjee Commission’s conclusion that the February 27, 2002 blaze in the Sabarmati Express at Godhra was "accidental". The Sangh Parivar and the State government of Chief Minister Narendra Modi had blamed that the occurrence of mass scale ethnic cleansing of Muslims that followed the Sabarmati Express event as a reaction to the mischief by Muslims that had set the train on fire. The committee eliminated the ‘petrol theory’, ‘miscreant activity theory’ and ruled out the possibility of ‘electrical fire’.

Mr. Rasheed Ahmed, Acting President, IMC-USA while congratulating the Commission members said "This again proves that the pogrom that took place in Gujarat four years back was well planned and orchestrated. The perpetrators just used this incident as an excuse to further their agenda". He further hoped that "the Central and State government will now investigate who were responsible for planning and executing a statewide pogrom targeted towards an specific minority community." He also "expressed his sympathies with the families of those perished in the train burning"

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‘Sabarmati Express fire accidental’

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11 Aug 2005

Indian Muslim Council-USA ( an advocacy group dedicated to protecting and promoting pluralism welcomes the resignation of Jagdish Tytler from the Indian Cabinet.

Mr.Tytler was accused of being involved in the anti-Sikh pogroms of 1984 in which thousands of Sikhs were killed.

The recently released inquiry report by the Nanavati Commission has reported that Tytler probably had a role in organizing attacks on Sikhs. The attacks on Sikhs were carried out after the Sikh bodyguards of then Prime minister Indira Gandhi assassinated her in retaliation for her ordering a military attack on the Golden Temple, a holy site for the Sikh community.

Dr.Shaik Ubaid, president of IMC-USA welcoming the decision of Mr. Tytler’s resignation congratulated the human rights activists and organizations who have kept the issue of justice for the victims of the pogroms alive. He demanded that the Indian government bring to justice all the perpetrators in a speedy fashion.

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IMC-USA welcomes the sentencing of killers of 1984 Anti-Sikh pogrom

May 16, 2005

IMC-USA welcomes the sentencing of killers of 1984 Anti-Sikh pogrom, urges UPA govt. to implement the recommendations of the Nanawati Commission.

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IMC-USA commends American Express for officially withdrawing sponsorship of AAHOA’s convention honoring Modi

March 22, 2005

March 23, 2005

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IMC-USA Welcomes the Visa Revocation of Pogrom Politician

March 17, 2005

Struggle to marginalize Hindutva-hate groups in the US gains momentum

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IMC-USA welcomes interim report on Godhra train blaze

January 18, 2005

January 19, 2005

Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group working towards protecting and promoting the pluralist and tolerant values of the Indian society, expressed its satisfaction at the interim report released by Justice Umesh Chandra Banerjee, head of the government inquiry committee investigating the incident of fire on the Ahmedabad-bound Sabarmati Express at Godhra on February 27, 2002.

The incident was blamed on local Muslim and set off days of rioting in Gujarat state in which more than 2000 people, most of them Muslims, died.

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Indian Muslim Council-USA welcomes Congressional scrutiny of the condition of minorities in Gujarat.

January 12, 2004

January 13, 2004

Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group working towards safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, welcomes the efforts of members of Congress to draw attention to the dire situation of minorities in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Dr. Shaik Ubaid, President of IMC-USA, expressed gratitude to members of US Congress who met with the victims of Gujarat genocide and spoke out against the rise of Hindutva-fascism. He further added that,

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Indian Muslim Council-USA welcomes court verdict in Staines murder case.

September 17, 2003

September 18, 2003

Indian Muslim Council-USA welcomes court verdict in Staines murder case.

Santa Clara, CA. Indian Muslim Council-USA, an advocacy group working toward safeguarding Indian society s pluralist and tolerant ethos, welcomed the conviction of Dara Singh and 12 others by a trial court in the state of Orissa.

On January 22, 1999, Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two young sons, Timothy (7) and Philip (11), were burnt to death as they slept in their jeep in Manoharpur, a town in Orissa, India. Dara Singh, a sympathizer of the Hindutva-fascist parties in India, was arrested for the crime.

Rasheed Ahmed, Vice-President of IMC-USA said, We are pleased by the decision of the trial court and its efforts to resist intimidation and pressure by supporters of the accused. This verdict should serve as a lesson to extremist forces that their campaign to ferment hatred against minorities and secular minded Indians will never go unpunished.

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