UN Special Rapporteur asks India to free 16 Human Rights Defenders accused in Bhima-Koregaon case FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 21, 2021 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy organization dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, today launched a report titled, “Crushing Dissent: 2021 Status Report on Human Rights in India,” detailing human rights abuses in India. At the launch of this report, UN Special Rapporteur Ms. Mary Lawlor called upon the Indian government to immediately release 16 human rights defenders who have been imprisoned on charges of

December 2020 Dear President-Elect Biden, We write to you as a broad coalition of community organizations in America that care about a principled relationship between the world’s two largest democracies, the United States and India. Specifically, we are concerned about certain Indian-American individuals who are proximate to your Presidential administration. These individuals purport to uphold the values of the Democratic Party in the context of American politics; however, they also advance the ideology and political interests of violent, extremist Hindu Nationalist groups in India, essentially serving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2021 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, and Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR),  which is committed to the ideals of multi-religious pluralism in the United States, India and beyond, along with leading politicians, civil rights activists and organizations from India and the US today urged India’s Supreme Court in an online press conference to grant immediate bail to former police officer Sanjiv Bhatt, calling his conviction in a murder case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 4, 2021 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, on Monday said that persecution of Muslims under the rule of militant Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, has increased beyond one’s imagination. “The Narendra Modi government must demonstrate to all Indians and the international community that the Constitution is still in effect,” said Mr. Ahsan Khan, President of IAMC. “This will require putting a stop to the violence against Muslims by groups affiliated

To The Editor Newsweek Subject: Baseless allegations against IAMC and other Muslim American organizations Dear Sir, This bears reference to an online piece headlined “COVID Relief Funds Went to Violent Extremists” published on your website on December 7, 2020 at 6:30 AM EST (https://www.newsweek.com/covid-relief-funds-went-violent-extremists-opinion-1552485). This piece makes defamatory and patently false claims against several reputed and respectable Muslim American organizations including the Indian American Muslim Council. Specifically the piece refers to IAMC as “an anti-Hindu Islamist group with alleged ties to SIMI, a banned terrorist organization in India.” IAMC is not

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 15, 2020 The “Coalition to Stop Genocide in India”, a broad coalition of Indian American and US-based civil rights organizations organized protests on December 12, 13 and 15, in several cities across the US demanding repeal of the pro-corporate farm laws as well as the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The protests were organized in Austin, Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, New York City, Raleigh, Seattle, Chicago and several other cities by the diaspora community and the coalition partners included

Alameda County becomes seventh US body to denounce the draconian CAA-NRC that is targeting citizenship of Indian Muslims FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 11, 2020 Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos has welcomed the resolution passed by Alameda County in the state of California against the draconian Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and related initiatives such as the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR) that threaten to disenfranchise millions of Indian Muslims.  The Alameda County

December 10, 2020  On this International Human Rights Day, Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR), Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), and Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) held a press conference to call on the Indian government to immediately and unconditionally release Gandhian peacemaker Faisal Khan from prison in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India. https://www.youtube.com/embed/35KETLfhta8 Faisal Khan is the National Convener of Khudai Kidmatgar (Servants of God), an organization and movement devoted to interfaith harmony and peace. This movement was launched by freedom fighter Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (also known as Frontier

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), an advocacy group committed to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, came out in support of tens of thousands of protesting farmers in India, and said that government of India must listen to the farmers, and repeal the three pro-corporate farm laws it recently passed. Two weeks back thousands of farmers reached Delhi to protest against the farm laws which they say will shrink their income by doing away with the minimum support prices (MSP) fixed by the government, and

On Thursday December 10th, INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, members of the press are invited by Hindus for Human Rights, Indian American Muslim Council, and Amnesty International USA, to a press conference on the unjust arrest of Gandhian peace activist Faisal Khan in Mathura, Uttar Pradhesh, India. Thursday Dec 10, 20207 am PST/ 10 am EST /8:30 pm ISTLink to register: tinyurl.com/FaisalKhanPresser PRESS CONTACTS:Sunita Viswanath, Hindus for Human Rights, 001-917-518-2441, sunita@hindusforhumanrights.org Minhaj Khan, Indian American Muslim Council, 001-732-713-1515, minhaj.khan@iamc.com Govind Acharya, Amnesty International USA, 001-607-227-3477, govind73@gmail.com SPEAKER LIST (more may be added) Faisal Khan's Legal CounselRajmohan Gandhi, Biographer, Scholar and grandson of Mohandas