The Coalition for the Defense of the Constitution and Democracy (CDCD), a coalition of South Asian human rights, Muslim, Hindu, Dalit, and secular activist groups, will hold a press conference in New York City to protest against World Hindu Congress (WHC), a Hindutva conclave organized by US-based Hindu nationalist organizations such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad - America (VHP-A) and Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (HSS).
The WHC event will be held in Lombard (
What: Press meeting hosted by the coalition partners of CDCD to:
● Highlight the growing brutal persecution of minorities, Dalits, public intellectuals and human rights defenders in
● Draw attention to the role of
nexus of right wing political forces in
Who: Hosting the press conference: NYU South Asia Society
Nishrin Hussein, daughter of MP Ehsan Jafri, who was brutally murdered by an RSS mob outside his home during the
Niranjan Takle, veteran Indian investigative journalist who broke the Judge Loya story.
Shashank Rao, member, Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus.
Sheik Ubaid, Muslim Peace Coalition, Indian Minorities Advocacy Network (IMAN-net).
Azhar Bhatt, Board of Directors, Indian American Muslim