CHINGARI Khan Press Conf

Press Release: HinduPACT Commends Bravery of US Military Mom for Confronting Pakistan Ambassador Over Violations Against Religious Minority Women

https://youtu.be/g1n-e7Kq6kM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 9, 2022WASHINGTON, D.C – On Friday, former Congressional candidate Manga Anantmula, the mother of US Navy commander, confronted Pakistani Ambassador Masood Khan during a Q&A sessions at the National Press Club and requested he address the issue of forced conversions and the rape of hundreds of women who identify as religious minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.“Manga’s bravery today deserves praise and recognition,” ...

Fremont_Plano 2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Condemns Growing Hate Against Hindu Communities Across America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 26, 2022 HinduPACT Condemns Growing Hate Against Hindu Communities Across America  WASHINGTON, D.C – A recent slew of anti-Hindu attacks across America have resulted in a renewed focus on the targeting of American Hindus on the basis of their race, religious and national origin. HinduPACT condemns this growing hate and vitriol against a thriving and flourishing diaspora community that is proudly part of America’s civil society and fabric.  These latest slew ...

imran chingari 2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Calls on Biden Administration to Take Immediate Action to Stop Forced Conversions of Religious Minorities in Pakistan

HinduPACT Calls on Biden Administration to Take Immediate Action to Stop Forced Conversions of Religious Minorities in PakistanHinduPACT makes statement following admission by ousted Prime Minister Imran KhanWASHINGTON, D.C – Following decades of denial, Pakistan has finally admitted to the egregious kidnapping and forced conversion of girls of religious minority communities. HinduPACT calls on the Biden administration to immediately address this issue.Ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan (2018-2022 ...

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Press Release: HinduPACT Responds to Attack on Hindu Temple in Queen, New York

August 12, 2022HinduPACT Responds to Attack on Hindu Temple in Queen, New YorkWASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT condemns the vandalization of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Shri Tulsi Mandir temple in Queens, New York last Wednesday. An unidentified individual knocked the statue over and left it face down on the ground with its arm cracked and hand broken into pieces. Utsav Chakrabarti, Executive Director of HinduPACT, said,“This is the fourth attempt at destroying a Gandhi statue across North ...

Ilhanomar hr 2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Calls on Congress to Reject Hinduphobic Resolution, Demands Ilhan Omar Cut Ties with Radical Islamist Groups and Ousted PM Imran Khan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 24, 2022WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT calls on Republicans and Democrats in Congress to reject Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s recently introduced resolution which unfairly and dishonestly condemns India’s human rights record and alleges “violations of international religious freedom.”“With House Resolution 1196, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is clearly taking talking points from Jamaat-e-Islami and Muslim Brotherhood-linked groups, which is extremely troubling to see from an elected ...

iyd2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Lauds International Yoga Day as a Bridge to Universal “Unity”

WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT volunteers have helped organize and will participate in the annual World Yoga Day at the Washington Monument in the nation’s capital on Saturday, June 18 at 9 AM.Yoga is over 5,000 years old and was officially introduced to America in the 19th Century by Swami Vivekananda. The United Nations officially proclaimed June 21 as International Yoga Day on December 11, 2014; a date that coincides with the rise of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership position he h ...

IRF 2021 Report

Press Release: HinduPACT Calls Out Biden Administration’s Hypocritical Views on Religious Freedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 4, 2022WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT criticizes the 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom released by Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Jun 2, 2022 for its hypocritical position on India.The views on International Religious Freedom expressed by the Biden Administration in the Report on International Religious Freedom disproportionately attacks India and turns a blind eye to the egregious religious rights violations being carried out by other countries in the ...

Gold Inst May 2022 Announcement

Press Release: Leading Washington, D.C. to Host HinduPACT Leaders for Panel Discussion on Diaspora Geopolitics

May 20, 2022  For Immediate Release WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT Executive Director Utsav Chakrabarti and CHINGARI Director Rakhi Israni will speak on a panel at the Gold Institute for International Strategy (GIIS) on May 25 titled, “How the Indian American Diaspora is Affected by Issues on the Indian Subcontinent.” “As the United States and the Indo-Pacific region become increasingly interconnected, the Indian American community will become an important player in the exchange of soft power ...

USCIRF 2022 Press Release

Press Release: HinduPACT Demands USCIRF Stop Outsourcing its Research on India to the “Islamist Lobby”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has again recommended placing India on the “blacklist” as a “Country of Particular Concern (CPC), a practice that began in 2020. HinduPACT condemns the continued outsourcing of the USCIRF report and recommendations on India, comparing it to propaganda narratives provided by Jamaat-e-Islami linked groups.” Utsav Chakrabarti, Executive Director of HinduPACT ...

Bangladesh Press Release Mar 2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Honors Victims of 1971 Bangladesh Genocide, Demands Official Recognition and Punishment for Pakistani Perpetrators

March 26, 2022 HinduPACT Honors Victims of 1971 Bangladesh Genocide, Demands Official Recognition and Punishment for Pakistani Perpetrators  WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT has launched a campaign to officially recognize the planned massacre of millions of people in Bangladesh, mostly Hindus, in 1971 as a genocide and to prosecute the Pakistani perpetrators who were involved with the planning and execution of “Operation Searchlight.” “There are more than 195 officially recognized Pa ...

IWD2022

Press Release: On IWD 2022, HinduPACT calls for Prosecution of Pakistan Army Men Responsible for Rapes in 1971 to Prevent Forced Conversion and Trafficking of Girls in Present Day Pakistan

WASHINGTON, D.C – On the 47th anniversary of International Women’s Day, HinduPACT is calling for the prosecution of Pakistani army men who were responsible for the rapes of women during the 1971 Bangladeshi genocide in order to prevent forced conversions and trafficking of girls in present-day Pakistan. The Rig Veda, considered the oldest canonical revealed scriptures in the World, includes Ghosha, Lopamudra, Maitreyi, and Gargi as prominent authors. The Rig Veda says: “A scholarly woman, the e ...

Hinduphobia and Wayne State Feb 2022

HinduPACT Thanks Wayne State President for Censuring Hinduphobic Professor Khaled Beydoun, Requests Stronger Action

WASHINGTON, D.C – Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective (HinduPACT) is thankful to Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson for his decision to censure Professor Khaled Beydoun for his targeted hate against Hindus and calls for greater action to be taken. Beydoun, a professor of law at Wayne State has repeatedly fomented violence against Hindus through his instigative social media posts.  In April 2020, Beydoun shared a still from the Bollywood film titled “Parzania” and falsely claime ...

Trudeau Protest 2022

HinduPACT Demands PM Trudeau Respect Canadians’ Right to Dissent, Must Refrain from Comparing Nazi Hakenkreuz to Peaceful Swastika to Prevent Targeting of Hindus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 15, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C – Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective (HinduPACT) stands with the people of Canada during these trying times and urges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to respect the rights of the Canadian people to peacefully protest. The right to peaceful protest is fundamental in any democracy and the promulgation of an Emergency Order to quell the voices of dissent sets, for the first time, a tragic precedent for Canada. HinduPACT Execut ...

Gandhi Statue NYC MLK Day 2022

African American Hindu leaders join HinduPACT in Condemning the vandalization of Gandhi Statue in New York During Black History Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2022 African American Hindu leaders join HinduPACT in Condemning the vandalization of Gandhi Statue in New York During Black History Month WASHINGTON, D.C – On Saturday, a life-sized bronze statue of the late Mahatma Gandhi, located in New York City’s popular Union Square was vandalized. The Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective (HinduPACT) sees this hate crime against Hindus and Indian Americans – which took place during Black History Month ...

MasoodKhan Press Release

HinduPACT Urges Pakistan to Replace as US Envoy Masood Khan, with Religious Minority 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2022 HinduPACT Urges Pakistan to Replace as US Envoy Masood Khan, with Religious Minority  WASHINGTON, DC – The Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective (HinduPACT) urges President Joe Biden to reject Pakistan’s Ambassador-Designate to the United States – a known terrorist sympathizer – Masood Khan and to appoint a religious minority in his place. This will reflect that Pakistan is taking a tangible first step towards ending the state sponsored viol ...

Islamophobia bill jan 2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Urges Senate to Amend Islamophobia Act S.3384 to Reflect Global Protection of Civil Liberties

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2022 HinduPACT Urges Senate to Amend Islamophobia Act S.3384 to Reflect Global Protection of Civil Liberties WASHINGTON, D.C – The Hindu Policy Research and Advocacy Collective (HinduPACT) is circulating a petition to U.S. Senators requesting critical amendments be made to Senate Bill 3384 (known colloquially as the Islamophobia Act) prior to its passage as the bill in its current form fails to protect human rights globally, including the rights of religious ...