Hindu American Foundation Meets with Members of Congress, Justice Department

October 30, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation


On October 30, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) ended its two-day second annual Government Outreach and Leadership Conference on October 27, 2005. The conference included meetings with several members of Congress, the Justice Department and a dinner reception on Capitol Hill on the evening of October 26. The morning prior to legislative meetings, attendees of the conference caucused at a breakfast meeting to discuss a 'Hindu Agenda' that encompassed issues of concern to Hindu Americans. This agenda included violations of Hindu human rights in South Asia, religious liberty and pluralism in the United States, and promotion of closer relations between the United States and India, and served as the basis for discussion for the many meetings with members of Congress and the Department of Justice. On October 27, HAF became the first Hindu organization to hold a Round Table Conference where members of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans were invited to discuss these issues in greater depth."