Endorsements of the Hindu American Foundation's 2008 Hindu Human Rights Report

Below are endorsements from HAF's report, Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora: A Survey of Human Rights 2008.

Where violations prevail, a constant disregard for basic human rights often leaves the oppressed and persecuted to suffer in silence. The Hindu American Foundation’s tireless advocacy to promote awareness and action on behalf of Hindu minorities across the globe serves as a leading example for those who value human rights and freedom. This year’s comprehensive ‘Survey of Human Rights on the Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora’ exemplifies the Foundation’s critical role in giving the disenfranchised and abused a voice.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)


As a staunch advocate for persecuted religious and ethnic minorities, I commend the Hindu American Foundation for its critical work monitoring, documenting and revealing human rights violations. Our work to combat the abuses detailed in this report is far from over and I will continue working with the Hindu American Foundation to protect basic human rights.

Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ)


I commend the Hindu American Foundation on its 2008 Hindu Human Rights Report. This report importantly documents the plight of persecuted Hindus throughout South Asia. As the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism and co-chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans, I have seen how the growth of radical Islam impacts the well-being of the Hindu population, and the threat to the peace-loving people of these nations. Reports like this are important in documenting these human rights abuses.

Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA)


As a longtime supporter and admirer of the Indian people and the Indian American community, I am proud to stand with them in the fight for human rights around the world. I commend the Hindu American Foundation on its hard work to champion human rights and to educate others through greater transparency and accountability.

Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC)


The rights of Hindus in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have been largely underreported or totally ignored by the international community. Thus, this report is essential to shed light on the ill treatment by the Saudi and other Gulf government to hundreds of thousands of Hindus. The time has come to take a strong stand to stop the unacceptable treatment this great faith and culture. The international media and government should pay attention to this important report.

Ali Al-Ahmed (Director, Institute for Gulf Affairs)