Press Release: HinduPACT Launches Petition Asking Senate to Reject Nomination of Eric Garcetti as Ambassador to India

March 14, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT has launched a petition asking citizens to urge their Senators to vote against President Joe Biden’s nomination of Eric Garcetti as the next Ambassador to India. The petition highlights Garcetti’s poor understanding of India and the Indian subcontinent, as well as his undiplomatic, sanctimonious attitude that is likely to alienate the majority of Indians which he.

During the confirmation hearings, Mayor Garcetti made it clear that he plans to bring up India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as a “core” piece of engagement. The CAA grants expedited asylum to persecuted Hindu minorities, and Mayor Garcetti has claimed that it is a human rights violation that discriminates against other groups in India. His statements are not only untrue but also unwarranted interference in India’s internal affairs.

The Quad member democracies like the US and India must unite to counter the expansionist China. Mayor Garcetti’s untruthful, sanctimonious, and undiplomatic attitude will not only harm persecuted Hindu minorities in India but also cause severe damage to US-India relations when it is needed the most. The petition calls on citizens to sign and urge their Senators to vote against Garcetti’s nomination as the next Ambassador to India.

The petition is a collaborative effort of concerned citizens who believe that Mayor Garcetti’s nomination as the next Ambassador to India is not in the best interest of the US or India. It seeks to draw attention to the dangers of Garcetti’s appointment and encourage Senators to vote against it.

The petition can be found here: