Human Rights Groups Unite in California -- Update
The human rights meeting, referenced last month, was held in Artesia, California, on Sunday, June 26 in honor of World Refugee Day. Jagriti and Kashmiri Hindu Foundation hosted the event. Congressman Ed Royce, Chairman of the powerful House Foreign Relations Committee, send words of greeting and support for the multi-ethnic, multi-religious gathering.
Keynote speakers included Dr. Amrit Nehru of the aforementioned Kashmiri Hindu Foundation, Yangchen Gakyil of Tibetan Association of California, Sagir Shaikh of the World Sindhi Congress, Aziz Baloch of International Voice for Baloch Missing in Canada; and yours truly who addressed the Bangladeshi Hindu issue and our common goals and possible action.
As I noted in my address, we have to make sure it was not another seminar or meeting where people talked about justice but did nothing to help achieve it. In the coming months, I will be working with all of the peoples represented to advance our common struggle for justice. More to come as we turn the goodwill into joint action.