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PRESS RELEASE Activists welcome Illinois lawmaker’s announcement to replace anti-Muslim law on Indian American Advisory Council Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy organization dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, has welcomed the announcement by Illinois State Senator Ram Villivalam that the state will change a law, passed earlier this year to set up an Indian American Advisory Council, that uses religion to define the Indian American community, thus creating the potential for anti-Muslim discrimination. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Aljazeera Hindu nationalists now pose a global problem India’s Hindu right wing has long advocated for its vision across the world. Overseas offshoots of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have helped in this, as have allied groups like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad or World Hindu Council. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Article-14 Meet The Lawyers Helping Poor, Bengali-Speaking Muslims Accused Of Being Foreigners Prove Citizenship Rickshaw puller Asmat Ali and construction worker Rafik Kazi were asked by the Assam government to prove their citizenship in quasi judicial bodies called foreigners’ tribunals. With the help of Guwahati-based lawyers who fought their cases pro bono, Ali and Kazi were declared Indians. Several hundreds still fight to prove their identities. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right The Wire ‘Koi Patthar Se Na Maarey Mere Diwane Ko’…But It’s Still Necessary to Critique the RSS It is one thing to say that the Congress party should not keep the focus on the RSS strategically. It is quite different a thing to use this opportunity to say that it is not only futile but wrong to critique the RSS. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release IAMC Condemns Arrest of More than 100 Muslim Leaders in India Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) strongly condemns the arbitrary arrest of more than 100 Muslim leaders, mostly associated with the Popular Front of India (PFI), in post-midnight raids across various Indian states. This is a massive state crackdown on India’s Muslim leadership under the eight-year fascist rule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release Indian Americans Protest Hindu Supremacist Sadhvi Ritambhara’s Event in California Indian Americans and members of civil rights groups protested last weekend outside the venue of an event that featured Sadhvi Ritambhara, a Hindu extremist leader in Long Beach, California. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Important Stories Madison Muslim activist and entrepreneur Masood Akhtar to be honored at the White House President Joe Biden has chosen 21 individuals from across the country to be honored on Thursday, Sept. 15, as “Uniters” in a special “United We Stand” Summit ceremony at the White House to “counter the corrosive effects of hate-fueled violence on our democracy and public safety.” One of those 21 will be Madison’s Masood Akhtar, founder and president of We Are Many-United Against Hate Movement (WAM-UAH). Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Press Release IAMC Calls Off Protest After Church Revokes Permission to Hold Sadhvi Ritambhara’s Event Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) today called off its protest against an event featuring Hindu extremist leader Sadhvi Ritambhara after the venue owners revoked permission given to the organizers. Read More keyboard_arrow_left keyboard_arrow_right Communal Harmony Hyderabad: ‘Bhar Do Jholi..’ played as Ganesh procession passes Mecca Masjid The city of Charminar saw an example of brotherhood when organizers of a Ganeshotsav rally played the Adnan Sami’s sung qawwali, ‘Bhar Do Jholi Meri Mohammed’, while on their way for the idol immersion on Friday night in Old City. 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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