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Press Release Three Years After Art. 370 Revocation, Indian Americans Condemn Escalating Human Rights Violations In Kashmir Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy organization dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, today said civil and political liberties, human rights, and religious freedom in Jammu and Kashmir had sharply declined since India stripped the region of its statehood and autonomy three years ago. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release धारा 370 हटाने के बाद पिछले तीन सालों में कश्मीर में मूल अधिकारों और लोकतंत्र की हत्या हो चुकी है: इंडियन अमेरिकन मुस्लिम काउंसिल जानेमाने अमेरिकी मानवाधिकार संगठन इंडियन अमेरिकन मुस्लिम काउंसिल (IAMC) ने कहा है कि तीन साल पहले धारा 370 हटाए जाने के बाद से जम्मू-कश्मीर में मानवाधिकारों का उल्लंघन चरम पर पहुंच गया है और आम नागरिक को जम कर सताया जा रहा है. अधिकार ख़त्म हो चुके हैं और लोकतंत्र की हत्या हो चुकी है.

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Human Rights Watch India: Repression Persists in Jammu and Kashmir Indian authorities are restricting free expression, peaceful assembly, and other basic rights in Jammu and Kashmir three years after revoking the region’s special autonomous status, Human Rights Watch said today. The government’s repressive policies and failure to investigate and prosecute alleged security force abuses have increased insecurity among Kashmiris. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right The Wire From ‘Basavanna Model’ to ‘Yogi Model’: The Fall of Karnataka Under Basavaraj Bommai With the Karnataka government firmly backing militant Hindutva groups and promising hardline action against Muslims even before their roles as accused are established, little is left to imagination. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release पूर्व फ़ेसबुक कर्मचारियों ने कहा भारत सरकार के दबाव के चलते फ़ेसबुक ने अपनी मानवाधिकार रिपोर्ट से नफ़रत फैलाने में बीजेपी की भूमिका का ज़िक्र हटाया दुनिया भर में नफ़रत फैलाने में फ़ेसबुक की भूमिका का पर्दाफ़ाश करने वाली दो पूर्व कर्मचारियों ने फ़ेसबुक चलाने वाली कंपनी मेटा की पहली मानवाधिकार रिपोर्ट की जम कर निंदा की है क्योंकि इस रिपोर्ट में भारत में नफ़रत फैलाने में फ़ेसबुक की और भारतीय जनता पार्टी की भूमिका का ज़िक्र तक नहीं है. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release Whistleblowers Frances Haugen, Sophie Zhang slam Meta’s Human Rights Report for ignoring Facebook’s role in spreading hate speech in India Facebook employees-turned-whistleblowers Frances Haugen and Sophie Zhang have slammed a human rights report from Meta, the company that owns Facebook, for failing to acknowledge its role in spreading disinformation and hate speech in India, especially from those belonging to India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right NDTV No Data On Attacks On Individual Minority Communities: Centre In Rajya Sabha The answer from Smriti Irani, who holds the minority affairs portfolio read: “Public Order and ‘Police’ are State subjects as per the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India”. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Scroll.in Courts penalising petitioners upturns a primary role of the judicial system This will dissuade people from approaching the courts in cases where the state has been accused of committing injustice, observers warn. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right PRESS RELEASE Indian Americans in Houston protest human rights violations by the Indian government Indian Americans condemn violence in India, welcome Ilhan Omar’s resolution Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right South Asian Voices Defending India’s Human Rights Defenders On July 5, 2021, Jesuit Priest and human rights defender Father Stan died in Indian custody at the age of 84. He was the oldest person to be arrested by the Indian government for terrorism. Father Stan’s incarceration led to a global outcry against the Indian government’s brutal treatment of Indian human rights defenders. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release International Panel of Human Rights Activists, Parliamentarians, and Scholars Condemn Indian Government’s Arrest of Activist Teesta Setalvad International Panel of Human Rights Activists, Parliamentarians, and Scholars Condemn Indian Government’s Arrest of Activist Teesta Setalvad Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right IAMC NEWS EXCLUSIVE Muslim Acquitted In Mumbai Train Blast Case Says India’s Legal System Is Now Hindutva Legal System Trial Judge Sentenced Five To Death, Seven To Life Imprisonment Based On Fake Testimonies And Zero Evidence: Abdul Wahid Shaikh Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right IAMC Report IAMC Report: State of Religious Minorities in India (May 2022) The Hindu right-wing orchestrated brutal violence against Muslims during the Hindu festival of Ramanavami and the subsequent police crackdown on Muslim victims, and use of bulldozers to destroy Muslim homes and livelihoods in states ruled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) that peaked in April continued throughout May. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release Global Indian diaspora condemns arrests of Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar, Mohammed Zubair on trumped-up charges Suspension of all norms of justice and gross violation of human and civil rights represents a state of undeclared emergency in India Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Human Rights Watch India: Free, Drop Charges Against Teesta Setalvad The Indian authorities should immediately release the prominent human rights activist Teesta Setalvad, drop all charges against her, and stop their relentless attacks against her, Human Rights Watch said today. The police said they are investigating Setalvad, and two former senior police officers who turned whistleblowers, for criminal conspiracy and forgery for their activities while pursuing accountability for the 2002 mob violence targeting Muslims in Gujarat state. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right

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IAMC is the largest US-based advocacy organization of Indian American Muslims. It was registered in Washington, D.C. in 2002 as a tax-exempt non-profit. It has chapters across the country with thousands of members.

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Pluralism, Tolerance and Respect

To promote the common values of pluralism, tolerance, and respect for human rights that form the basis of the world’s two largest secular democracies – the United States and India.

Interfaith and Inter-community Understanding

To work towards increasing inter-faith and inter-community understanding in the United States, with particular focus on the Indian Diaspora with a view to safeguard individuals and societal institutions from infiltration by divisive and hate-filled ideologies.

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To provide a platform for increasing education and awareness about issues of interest to the Indian community in the United States.

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To build alliances and relationships with all individuals and groups who share our basic values, in order to work together for achieving the above objectives.

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