Samir Kalra Archive
In 2012, Samir Narang and his family fled Afghanistan and sought refuge in Germany. Samir’s story is similar to many other Hindus that grew up in Afghanistan, isolated in a Hindu or Sikh temple, hiding from daily
Ravita, Harya, and Jeevti. What do these three girls have in common? They’re all young Hindu victims of an alarming trend of abductions, forced conversions, and forced marriages that have quietly been plaguing Pakistan’s minority communities for
As the January 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump nears, questions abound about his domestic and foreign policy priorities. Immigration reform, health care, and relations with Russia and China all figure to play prominently on his agenda,
Hindu minorities are subject to varying degrees of legal and institutional discrimination, restrictions on their religious freedom, social prejudice, violence, social persecution, and economic and political marginalization.
The following post features a blog co-authored by Jay Kansara, HAF Director of Government Relations and Samir Kalra, Esq., HAF Senior Director and Human Rights Fellow. Chants of “We are Avijit” rang through Dupont Circle in Washington,
The following guest post features an article on Bangladesh authored by Anirban Choudhury Arup (Lawyer, Dhaka Bar Association, Dhaka, Bangladesh) and Priyanka Bose Kanta (Researcher, Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Alliance). The authors can be reached at email@example.com (Anirban Choudhury) and
Recent news headlines have rightly been focused on the barbaric kidnapping of more than 200 high school girls in Nigeria. Human rights activists, women’s rights groups, celebrities, and politicians alike have all spoken out forcefully and unequivocally