About Us

We formed the Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia in January 1993 in response to the communal violence unleashed throughout South Asia by the destruction of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, India in 1992.

The Alliance is made up of concerned individuals in the United States of America (primarily in the Boston area). It represents many South Asian countries as well as people of South Asian descent residing in the USA.

Since its conception, it has consistently sought to spread awareness about the challenges against secularism and democracy in South Asia. It has also always expressed solidarity with other movements against injustice and oppression. Events organized by the Alliance include film screenings, talks, cultural programs, vigils, and rallies.

In coalition with other progressive groups, the Alliance offers an open platform to all for participation in creative solutions to the challenges facing our people. We meet every week to debate, organize, and plan.