IMC-USA Marks Sixth Anniversary of Gujarat Massacre with Awareness Campaign
The Indian Muslim Council’s Maryland/Virginia Chapter hosted Father Cedric Prakash, on Saturday, March 22, in Richmond, VA and on Sunday, March 23, in Baltimore, MD.
Father Prakash is a jesuit priest and founder of PRASHANT, a Gujarat based Jesuit Center for Human Rights, Justice and Peace. He is a fearless and outspoken critic of the Gujarat Government, which is widely believed to be behind the massacre of more than two thousand Muslims and responsible for rendering thousands of others homeless in 2002.
Father Prakash is in the middle of a ten city tour across the United States. He is addressing audiences at mosques, churches, universities and other forms of public meetings. His tour is part of an awareness and advocacy campaign organized by IMC-USA on the 6th anniversary of the Gujarat genocide. Although six years have passed since the most brutal form of ethnic cleansing witnessed by independent India, the “experiment” still continues and has actually taken roots in several other states in various forms. During his tour Father Cedric Prakash is educating his audience about the increasing “Human Rights Challenges Facing Democratic India”. His lectures are aided by documentary screenings of witnesses and survivors of the carnage. In the remaining part of his tour he will be visiting Edison, NJ, Atlanta, GA and Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
IMC-USA is an advocacy organization aiming to empower Indian minorities through long-term strategic advocacy, public relations, coalition building and grassroots mobilization. IMC-USA was formed out of the merger of three advocacy groups on August 15, 2002. IMC-USA is a non-profit 501(c) tax deductible organization.
For more information, contact:
Indian Muslim Council–USA
6321 W. Dempster St., Suite# 295
Morton Grove, IL 60053