South Asian Diaspora Organizations Condemn Anti-Hindu Violence in Bangladesh

October 19, 2021 Endorse the Statement Here We are horrified by the violence committed against Bangladesh’s Hindu community during and after the festival of Durga Puja. In recent days, Bangladeshi Hindus, who make up around 10 percent of the country’s population, have faced the worst violence in years. The violence erupted on October 15, afterContinue reading South Asian Diaspora Organizations Condemn Anti-Hindu Violence in Bangladesh

Water is a Human Right

Water, Health and Human Rights: Marking World Water Day, from the U.S. to Palestine Hosts: Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Palestine Museum US Zoom registration:bit.ly/water-day-2021 This World Water Day event will feature:Keynote: Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Monica Lewis-Patrick, We the People of DetroitMahtowin Munro, United American Indians of New EnglandWayland ‘X’ Coleman, Deeper thanContinue reading “Water is a Human Right”

One -Year Anniversary Rally against NRC/CAA – Dec 12, 2020

Where: Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. When: Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 4:00 PM EST The National Register of Citizens (NRC) of India requires people to produce documents of ancestry to be enlisted as Indian citizens. If they are not able to do so, they are to be considered illegal. Given that such documents are rareContinue reading “One -Year Anniversary Rally against NRC/CAA – Dec 12, 2020”

A statement expressing solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest – Nov 27, 2020

“Humein Covid se darr nahin lagta, lekin humaare saath jo bhed-bhaav ho raha hai, us se lagta hai” (“We are not afraid of Covid, we are afraid of the discrimination against us”) – NDTV, Nov 27, 2020 The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia stands unequivocally in support of farmers protesting the threeContinue reading “A statement expressing solidarity with the Farmers’ Protest – Nov 27, 2020”

Global Diaspora Alliance Protest

On October 25, 2020, a protest against fascism in India held by various solidarity groups across the world took place. Here are some posters and glimpses from the protest. Scroll down further to view the message of solidarity and the alliance twitter feed.

A statement expressing concern over NIA actions in the Bhima-Koregaon case

View statement and list of signatories More than a thousand members of the scientific and academic community from universities in India as well as abroad signed a statement expressing the concern over NIA actions in the Bhima-Koregaon case.”We feel a deep disquiet in the scientific and academic community about the shrinking democratic space in theContinue reading “A statement expressing concern over NIA actions in the Bhima-Koregaon case”

Statement Denouncing the Ram Janmabhoomi Celebrations on Aug 5, 2020, at Times Square, NYC

Sign the Petition to Stop the Celebration of Hatred at Times Square, New York City While the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the BJP-led government is forging ahead with its dangerous agenda of destroying the syncretic culture of India and compromising the Indian Constitution itself. An outlandish celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for theContinue reading “Statement Denouncing the Ram Janmabhoomi Celebrations on Aug 5, 2020, at Times Square, NYC”

Release Varavara Rao

We have watched with growing horror the treatment meted out to the 81 years old revolutionary poet, Varavara Rao by the Indian state. Varavara Rao has been incarcerated in Taloja jail in Mumbai for almost two years. According to the latest media reports and press conferences held by his family, Varavara Rao was exhibiting signsContinue reading “Release Varavara Rao”