Hindu American Foundation

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The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is a Hindu American advocacy group founded on September 3, 2003 and headquartered on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. HAF is involved in the areas of human rights, civil rights and education among others.

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Survey of Human Rights, 2008[edit]

  • The gang rape of women and girls, murder, beatings, harassment, kidnappings, attacks on temples, looting of gold and jewelry, and illegal occupation of land constitute the litany of human rights abuses suffered by Hindus, tribal people, and to a lesser extend Christians and Buddhists.
    • Hindu American Foundation, Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora: A survey of Human Rights 2008, p. 6. quoted in Benkin, Richard L. (2014). A quiet case of ethnic cleansing: The murder of Bangladesh's Hindus. p. 99.

Survey of Human Rights, 2010[edit]

  • Violence against women is a common weapon used to intimidate and harass minority communities across the world. It has similarly been used in Banglades has a means to attack Hindus.For instance, in the period immediately following the 2001 elections, approximately 1,000 Hindu women and girls were raped. ... The systematic kidnapping,rape,and murder of minority women,particularly young Hindu girls,continued in 2010.Rapes and kidnappingsof Hindusare often accompaniedby forced conversion to Islam...Rapes and kidnappings of Hindus are often accompanied by forced conversion to Islam. (225)
    • Hindu American Foundation, Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora: A survey of Human Rights 2010, p. 13-14. quoted in Benkin, Richard L. (2014). A quiet case of ethnic cleansing: The murder of Bangladesh's Hindus. p. 225
  • For instance, in the period immediately following the 2001 elections,approximately 1,000 Hindu women and girls were raped. ... The systematic kidnapping,rape,and murder of minority women,particularly young Hindu girls,continued in 2011.
    • Hindu American Foundation, Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora: A survey of Human Rights 2010, p. 11. quoted in Benkin, Richard L. (2014). A quiet case of ethnic cleansing: The murder of Bangladesh's Hindus. p. 225-6
  • Hindus of Bangladesh continue to be victims of ethnic cleansing waged by Islamic fundamentalists that include daily acts of murder, rape, kidnapping, temple destruction, and physical intimidation.
    • Hindu American Foundation, Hindus in South Asia and the Diaspora: A survey of Human Rights 2010, p. ii-iii. quoted in Benkin, Richard L. (2014). A quiet case of ethnic cleansing: The murder of Bangladesh's Hindus. p. 100.

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