What has changed under the Modi government is that imprisonment, judicial harassment have become common, which is a very new phenomenon in India: @danbast of @RSF_inter
May 4 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
IAMC joined #EidAlFitr celebrations at the White House at the invitation of US President Joe Biden
IAMC Executive Director @rasheedahmedusa was among the invitees that included members of the Legislative & Executive branches, as well as leaders of the American Muslim community.
“On behalf of IAMC, the largest civil rights organization of Indian Muslims in America, it is my honor to represent the community at the White House on this holiest of days,” @rasheedahmedusa said at the event in the majestic East Room.
Apr 11 • 9 tweets • 3 min read
STATEMENT — Today, Hindu extremists in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, and other Indian states attacked Muslims & their places of worship.
These large-scale, well-orchestrated attacks serve as a precursor to the full-blown genocide.
IAMC urges the international human rights organizations & civil society groups to take note of the deteriorating situation and ask the Indian government to take immediate steps to protect country’s 200 million Muslims
Mar 9 • 21 tweets • 5 min read
Modi himself is a fascist, who is allowing for policies across India to target minority groups: @lsarsour
We cannot allow our government to continue to align with a government like Modi's. We have to be consistent in the way that we criticize authoritarian regimes across the world. And Modi has no interest in uniting Indians, in bringing people together: @lsarsour
Dec 10, 2021 • 8 tweets • 3 min read
.@Hindus4HR & @IAMCouncil welcomed the release of renowned HR defender & lawyer Sudha Bharadwaj on Dec 9 after being incarcerated for more than 3years without trial.
We also reiterate demand for release of Umar Khalid, @KSaifi, Sharjeel Imam & hundreds of other Muslims. 1/n
Ms. Bharadwaj’s release from prison rekindles the ever waning hope in the Indian judiciary’s ability to withstand fascist pressures from the Indian government that has falsely accused and jailed tens of thousands of human rights defenders,...... 2/n
Dec 10, 2021 • 8 tweets • 6 min read
A coalition of 22 human rights organizations have sent a letter to @SecBlinken over his refusal to designate India as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) as recommended by the @USCIRF. 1/n
For the last two years, in 2020 and in 2021, @USCIRF has noted that the Indian government has been “engaging in and tolerating systematic, ongoing, and egregious religious freedom violations, as defined by the International Religious Freedom Act (IRA).” 2/n
Dec 8, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
34 international multi-faith human rights NGOs have written a letter to @POTUS & @VP expressing deep concern that #SummitforDemocracy will ignore widespread HR violations & persecution of minorities in India as govt devolves from democracy to fascism.
The letter provides details and indisputable facts for 14 instances in which democracy is under attack or being abused by the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and members of his BJP/RSS party.
Sep 8, 2021 • 13 tweets • 4 min read
“ Hindu nationalism is a political ideology that advocates for Hindu supremacy and the exclusion of members of other Indian religious groups from equal participation in society, originally in India and, increasingly, in the United States” ~ @RutgersU’s @AudreyTruschke
“For more than 5 years, I have received hate mail from Hindu supremacists every single day. I have been target of so many death and rape threats that I have lost count. Last week a threat was made on a general Rutgers phone number by a man spouting Hindu supremacist rhetoric.”
Sep 8, 2021 • 12 tweets • 4 min read
“There is an attempt by Hindu nationalist organizations and individuals to influence, limit and distort debates and teaching on US university campuses around Indian history, Hinduism and contemporary politics in India” ~ @Stanford professor Thomas Blom Hansen
“RSS was never part of the nationalist movement, never supported India’s democratic constitution, was banned three times since 1948, including for complicity in the murder of Gandhi” ~ Prof #ThomasBlomHansen
Sep 8, 2021 • 12 tweets • 5 min read
“My great grandfather H. R. Guruva Reddy was part of the national liberation struggle against British colonial occupation of India. My grand-uncle K C Reddy was a leading figure in the struggle for independence in the state of Karnataka.” ~ @RutgersU’s @ProfessorKumar.
“I grew up from a young age learning about how India was formed as Sovereign Socialist Secular Democratic Republic. And we took democracy, free speech, secularism and other such values seriously.”
Sep 8, 2021 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
Delhi University Professor @Apoorvanand__ delivering his remarks on how #HinduSupremacists are choking and stifling academic freedom in India and how the very same model is being implemented in the United States
“The idea of academic freedom has now become redundant in India. The primary reason for it is the complete takeover of all institutions by the ruling BJP along with Rashtriya Swaymsevak Sangh, a fascist organization" @Apoorvanand__
Aug 11, 2021 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
“India is often called as the world’s largest democracy, but it uses authoritarian means to silence the dissent” ~ @suchitrav
Watch live here:
“When it comes to human rights defenders working for the Muslim in India community- they will be called terrorists, and when it comes to those working on gender issues- they will be called prostitutes or other terms meant to destroy the dignity of the target.” #FreeUmarKhalid
Aug 9, 2021 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Hindu right calls for violence against Muslims in India.
This is what you can do 👇🏾1/3 2/3
Dec 25, 2020 • 23 tweets • 6 min read
An opinion(newsweek.com/covid-relief-f…)published by you makes defamatory & patently false claim that IAMC is “anti-Hindu Islamist group with alleged ties to SIMI, a banned terror org in India.”
IAMC is not anti-Hindu, not an Islamist group & has no ties to SIMI. 1/n
It is hard to believe that a magazine of @Newsweek stature has run so short of content that it is compelled to accommodate discredited ranters like Sam Westrop of Middle East Forum (MEF). 2/n
Apr 11, 2020 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
PRESS RELEASE: Indian American groups condemn scapegoating of Muslims for Coronavirus spread in India, urge PM Modi to stop hate (1/n)
@iamc joined @Hindus4HR in condemning the escalation of Islamophobia in India following spread of COVID-19. The horrifying levels of vitriol poured on Muslims by several media outlets and some public figures has resulted in an alarming increase in assaults on Muslims. (2/n)