Hindu American Foundation Highlights Plight of Hindus in South Asia at Congressional Human Rights Caucus Briefing

July 18, 2007

Source: Hindu American Foundation


Washington, D.C. (July 18, 2007) -- In a first of its kind, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) was invited by the House of Representatives Congressional Human Rights Caucus to testify at a briefing on human rights in South Asia yesterday. The briefing, held at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, was co-sponsored by the Task Force for International Religious Freedom and the India Caucus. The panel discussion was entitled, "Religious Freedom Conditions in South Asia: The Treatment of Religious Minorities."

"Our annual Hindu human rights report is widely seen as a credible resource on a topic often overlooked by many human rights groups and the international press and we have been exploring ways in which we could bring more attention to this urgent situation," said Ishani Chowdhury, the Foundation's Executive Director. "We are pleased that our interactions with the Congressional Human Rights Caucus brought the issue of Hindu human rights to the forefront at this briefing."