Human Rights Archive
This post was originally published on Medium.com. It seems now a quaint moment in recent history. When the United States Commission on International Freedom (USCIRF) was created in 1998 as a mandate of the International Religious Freedom
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,
The rhetoric during the election season has been difficult on many people. In particular, faith-based communities who have had their voices heard under the Obama administration may suddenly see their open doors to the government close. I worked as
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.
There is no doubt that there is economic poverty in India. But I am at a loss as to what Compassion International means by “spiritual poverty” in a deeply religious and tremendously diverse and pluralistic India.
Regardless of which candidate any one of us supports, as Hindu Americans we have a duty to do our part and cast our votes. As a community we owe it to ourselves to make our voices heard
Several times over the past few weeks, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has been disparaged and falsely accused on social media by Dalit activists affiliated with the South Asian Histories For All (SAHA) coalition. The latest allegation
This past January, a group of policemen discovered a bomb-making factory owned by Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) in the Mohakhali district of Dhaka, Bangladesh. There, they found 130 crude bombs, two litres of petrol, 1 kilogram of
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