CA SB 403 Jt Statement Apr 25 2023

Press Release: Thousands of Indian American Businesses and Hindu Temples Unite, Join HinduPACT in Urging California Senate to Reject Caste Bill SB 403

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thousands of Indian American Businesses and Hindu Temples Unite, Join HinduPACT in Urging California Senate to Reject Caste Bill SB 403 Major Hindu and Indian businesses and temples have united to issue the following statement to oppose the proposed California Caste Bill SB 403.  The bill, introduced by State Senator Aisha Wahab seeks to amend the anti-discrimination policy under the Unruh Civil Rights Act by adding caste as a protected category. The signatories to ...

Garcetti Press Release 2023

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

March 14, 2023WASHINGTON, 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 Ind ...

Press Release Toronto School Board Caste

Press Release: Toronto District School Board Must Reject Proposed Addition of ‘Caste’ to its Anti-Discriminatory Policy

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 6, 2023 WASHINGTON, D.C – HinduPACT implores the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to reject a motion to add "Caste" to its anti-discriminatory policy. On March 8th, as Hindus around the world celebrate Holi – the biggest festival in Hinduism – the TDSB is set to vote on this discriminatory motion. This proposed legislation sets a dangerous precedent for Hindus everywhere, and it follows a recent racist Caste ordinance that was passed by the Seattle City Council on ...

Seattle SB 120551 Press Release

Press Release: Hindu Organizations Demand Seattle City Council Reject Racist Caste Ordinance

WASHINGTON, DC – HinduPACT, the Hindu Mandir Executives’ Conference (HMEC), prominent Hindu organizations and over 200 concerned Hindus are calling on the SeattleCity Council to Reject CB 120511. The proposed legislation is Hinduphobic and disproportionately targets Hindus by adding the word “caste” to the protected classes thereby perpetuating racist colonialist stereotypes and misconceptions about people from the Indian Subcontinent.  The proposed ordinance's "Whereas" section falsely sta ...

BD Press Conference 2022

Press Release: Bangladeshi Diaspora Holds Press Conference in D.C., Bangladesh Consul General Attends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         PRESS CONTACTOctober 29, 2022                                                           info@HinduPACT.orgBangladeshi Diaspora Holds Press Conference in D.C., Bangladesh Consul General AttendsH.Res. 1430 calls for Action Under International Law Against Pakistan Armed Forces and War CriminalsWashington, D.C. – On Friday, The Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) and HinduPACT held a press conference at the National Pr ...

BD Genocide Res2022 Press Release

Press Release: Historic Bi-Partisan Resolution Recognizing 1971 Bangladesh Genocide Introduced on Capitol Hill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       October 15, 2022                                                              WASHINGTON, D.C – October 14, 2022 will be remembered as a historic day.  On this day the bipartisan H. Res. 1430, seeking formal recognition of of the 1971 Bangladesh genocide, was introduced by Congressional representatives, Steve Chabot and Ro Khanna. For more than a year, the Ohio chapter of HinduPACT led the campaign with the support of members of the Bangladeshi community from across t ...

HinduVote-2022

Press Release: HinduPACT Launches HinduVote.Org Website Just in Time for Midterms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 12, 2022WASHINGTON, D.C – Following months of research, dedication and perseverance, HinduPACT has officially launched its HinduVote.org website to help voters select Federal candidates based on their support for issues that are important to the Hindu diaspora.The comprehensive website, the first of its kind in the history of the American Hindu community, consists of location-based listing of candidates for the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, biographical a ...

Teaneck Press Release 2

Press Release: New Jersey Democratic State Committee Rebukes Anti-Hindu Elements in Party; Hindu Americans Call for Disbandment of Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee

HinduPACT joined Hindu organizations coalition in countering the Hindu-hate at the Teaneck New Jersey Democratic Municipal Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Rakhi Israni, pr@sewausa.org, (510) 399-5551, Samir Rawal, syrawal@gmail.com New Jersey Democratic State Committee Rebukes Anti-Hindu Elements in Party; Hindu Americans Call for Disbandment of Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee Teaneck, NJ (October 3, 2022): The New Jersey Democratic State Committee (NJDSC) issued a stat ...

Teaneck Press Release 1

Press Release: New Jersey Hindu Americans Condemn and Demand Rescission of Hateful Resolution by Teaneck Democrats

Press Release by Hindu organizations in New Jersey, including HinduPACT, HMEC and World Hindu Council of America (VHPA) TEANECK, N.J., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost fifty-five Hindu American organizations representing more than 155,000 residents of Bergen County, NJ and surrounding areas signed a coalition letter condemning a hateful resolution recently passed by the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee (TDMC).  The resolution recklessly and falsely labels almost every major Hind ...

BAPS Canada Sept 2022

Press Release: BAPS Toronto Mandir Vandalism: HinduPACT Calls for Authorities to Stop Pakistan-Backed Khalistani Targeting of Hindus Across North America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 16, 2022 WASHINGTON, D.C – A series of strategically targeted attacks against Hindus across North America, several of which were carried out by Pakistan-backed Khalistani extremists, is raising questions about whether enough is being done to address the alarming rise in anti-Hindu attacks by law enforcement.  On Wednesday evening, Khalistani extremists vandalized and defaced the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Toronto spray painting saffron-colored profaniti ...

Khan CHINGARI 2022

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 ...

tulsi mandir gandhi statue

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 ...