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Capitol Hill Briefing focuses on human rights struggle of Kashmiri Hindus PDF Print
Monday, 19 September 2011 00:00

Kashmir 101 Briefing: Hindu Human Rights

Beginning in 1989, a systematic campaign by Islamist militants cleansed nearly 400,000 Hindus from the Kashmir Valley. Many of these Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) continue to live in squalid refugee camps with no hope of returning home. On August 1, 2011, Congressman Frank Pallone introduced H. Res 387 which recognizes and condemns the religious persecution and human rights violations faced by Kashmiri Hindus. The resolution is currently pending before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The briefing will provide an overview of the historical background and delve into the modern-day complexities of the region.

Date: Monday, September 19
Time:  2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Ave, SW. Washington, D.C.
Keynote Speakers:
Lisa Curtis - Senior Research Fellow at Asia Studies Center, Heritage Foundation
Rahul Pandit, M.D. - Past-President, Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF)
Samir Kalra, Esq. - Director and Human Rights Coordinator, Hindu American Foundation

Report on the Indo-European Kashmir Forum Seminar in the House of Commons PDF Print
Wednesday, 30 March 2011 00:00

The Indo-European Kashmir Forum’s seminar on 30 March was attended  by the  following British Politicians and the Parliamentarians and the representatives of the various Hindu Organizations :-


Baroness Emma Nicholson,a life Peer, the Rapporteur of the kashmir Report of 2007,chair of APPG for Business Development in Iraq and a former MEP.


Rival Kashmiri Groups Protest Outside UN PDF Print
Saturday, 27 September 2008 00:00

Holding placards and banners, rival Kashmiri groups staged protests outside the United Nations on Friday afternoon during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address to the plenary session of the UN General Assembly.

For news coverage of this event, please read Suman Mozumder's article published at

European Kashmiri Pandits Pay Homage to Kashmiri Pandit Martyrs Day PDF Print
Sunday, 14 September 2008 00:00

Indo-European Kashmir Forum and  the Kashmiri Pandits in the UK paid homage to Kashmiri Hindu Martyrs on Sunday 14th September and observed it as the Balidan Divas.

Ohio Fundraiser for Martyrs of Amarnath Sangharsh PDF Print
Thursday, 11 September 2008 00:00

Cleveland, OH: On September 11, a fund raiser was held for the Martyrs of Amarnath Sangharsh.

The fund raiser was organized under the auspices of Indo-American Kashmir Forum (IAKF). Dr. Hira Fotedar made a presentation entitled "From Amarnath Yatra to Homeland for Kashmiri Hindus". The attendees were the leaders of Hindu and Indian organizations in North East Ohio.

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