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OFMI Interview with Navkiran Kaur, Daughter of Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra [Video]

My name is Steve Macías with the Organization for Minorities of India, and today we have the daughter of Sikh activist, Jaswant Singh Khalra, who went missing after he began investigating the activities of the Indian government and the disappearance of activists and their families.

OFMI statement on Assassination of Journalist and Hindutva critic Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who was gunned down outside her home in Bengaluru on the evening of September 5, denounced “Brahman hegemony” in her last major public speech.

India’s Mob Lynchings Provoke International Wave of Protests

From California to Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to New York, groups impacted by a rising tide of mob lynchings of minorities in India are taking to the streets to protest.

Killing of Ludhiana Pastor Linked to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS): alleges Organization for Minorities of India

The Organization of Minorities of India (OFMI), a US based group, has alleged that the killing of a Christian pastor in Ludhiana was linked to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

“Hindutva Means Nothing But A Sociopolitical Structure Of The Society Based On Caste & Varna” Warns Dr Manisha Bangar

“Guru Gobind Singh and other Gurus were able to bring about the Sikh Revolution by associating with Shudras and Ati-Shudras and by disassociating from upper Varnas

Caste Atrocities and Persecution of India’s Religious Minorities Highlighted during Seminar

When the Rev. Dr. James Mariner of Trinity Anglican Church welcomed Indian human rights advocate Dr. Manisha Bangar to speak on Saturday, he admonished the congregation: “We should understand the religious persecution of any community is an important issue, and one we should not take lightly.”

American Sikhs Encourage U.S. Census Bureau to Include Sikhs in 2020 Census

A national coalition of American Sikhs and Sikh organizations are advocating to have “Sikh” formally recognized as a separate ethnic category in the 2020 U.S. Census.

Sacramento Sikhs Share Concerns of Discrimination in India with Congressman McClintock

Sacramento-area Sikhs may call America home, but they are looking for help from Washington to fight discrimination overseas.

Protest surfaced during Gandhi Statue Unveiling Ceremony at California: OFMI

As he took the podium at Central Park in California’s City of Davis to unveil a statue of Hindu preacher Mohandas Gandhi, Mayor Robb Davis asked the bronze sculpture: “What are you, Mr. Gandhi?”

Ghana Plans World’s First Removal Gandhi Statue: OFMI

After over a decade of resistance to placement of Gandhi statues around the world began brewing in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2003, the University of Ghana is taking an historical step to remove a recently erected sculpture.

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and the Plight of India’s Minorities: Speech by Navkiran Kaur Khalra

This speech was delivered by Navkiran Kaur Khalra on June 11, 2016 at the Banda Singh Bahadur Conference hosted by the Gurdwara Sahib Sacramento.

Sacramento Conference Celebrates 300 Year Legacy of Sikh Martyr Banda Singh Bahadur

Gurdwara Sahib Sacramento hosted a conference on the life of Banda Singh Bahadur on Saturday, June 11th, featuring Dr. Jaideep Singh, Navkiran Kaur Khalra, and Dr. Amrik Singh.

Seminar on the Surge of Violence Against India’s Minorities in Fremont on April 17

On Sunday, April 17th, the Organization for Minorities of India will be hosting a seminar on the current surge of violence against India's minorities.

Hindtuva groups Fail to Omit Caste Oppression: OFMI, USA

The California Department of Education’s Instructional Quality Commission’s History-Social Science Subject Matter Committee convened on March 24, 2016 in Sacramento for a public hearing on the state’s K-12 History and Social Science curriculum framework.

Minority Groups Plan Protest at Indian Consulate Over #RohithVemulaSuicide

Community leaders from various diaspora groups of Indian minorities will gather at the Indian Consulate in San Francisco for a protest at noon on Friday.

Indian Parliament Will Consider Criminalizing Religious Liberty: OFMI

Two members of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced they will introduce bills in their respective houses of parliament to criminalize religious conversion without government approval.

Special Report: Voices for India’s oppressed classes gather to remember Jaswant Singh Khalra

Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, and African American leaders commemorated the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Punjabi human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra in a seminar hosted on Sept. 26, 2015 at San Jose Sikh Gurdwara, one of the largest outside of India.

Modi Followers Assault American Christian Peacefully Protesting in California

While peacefully protesting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, September 27 in San Jose, CA based on his orchestration of genocide of minorities, criminalization of religious liberty, and other human rights violations, I was assaulted twice by his followers.

Google CEO’s Plans to Meet Indian Premier Spark Protest

As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to tour Silicon Valley tech companies next week, marking his second visit to the United States in less than a year, his visit is meeting staunch opposition focused on his involvement in a 2002 genocide of Muslim minority.

Congressman Garamendi Concerned by India’s Religious Freedom Violations

“Modi’s history is well known,” Northern California Congressman John Garamendi told advocates for Indian minorities who met him on Wednesday to voice their concerns about the Indian Prime Minister’s upcoming visit to the state.

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