Since March 29, Hindu extremist mobs participating in processions for the Hindu festival of Ram Navami have systematically attacked Muslims, along with their homes, businesses, and places of worship in at least six Indian states, including Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Gujarat, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh. Last year, similar attacks were reported on Ram Navami from 8 Indian states.
The police in states ruled by the BJP, instead of holding the Hindu extremists to account, arrested Muslim victims on fabricated charges of violence.
On Wednesday, April 19, join us for a Congressional Briefing with journalists and activists from India who have been at the forefront of reporting and investigating the weaponization of Hindu festivals to target Muslims.
WHAT: The Weaponization of Hindu Festivals to Target Muslims
WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
WHERE: Shalimar Banquets, Addison, Illinois
SHAHEEN ABDULLA – Journalist at Maktoob Media
KAVITA SRIVASTAVA – Activist and National General Secretary, People’s Union for Civil Liberties
AASIF MUJTABA – Journalist and Founder and CEO of Miles2Smile Foundation
SHARJEEL USMANI – Muslim Activist in India
SAFA AHMED, Indian American Muslim Council
This Briefing is co-hosted by: Genocide Watch, World Without Genocide, Indian American Muslim Council, Hindus for Human Rights, International Christian Concern, Jubilee Campaign, 21Wilberforce, Dalit Solidarity Forum, New York State Council of Churches, Federation of Indian American Christian Organizations of North America, India Civil Watch International, Center for Pluralism, International Commission for Dalit Rights, American Muslim Institution, Students Against Hindutva Ideology, International Society for Peace and Justice, The Humanism Project and Association of Indian Muslims of America.