Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Traveling Speaker Series presents:


"The Plight of Minority Religions in South-East Asia"



Waytha Moorthy (Malaysian Human Rights Activist)

Sunday, April 10 Rutgers University, NJ

Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm

Location: Center Hall - Student Center,

Busch Campus Center (Rutgers University)

604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Local Contact: Brahm Om Sharma brahmomsharma@gmail.com or 646-246-8950

Local Sponsor: Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) www.vhp-america.org


About the Speaker

HAF is sponsoring a traveling speaker series in the U.S. featuring Waytha Moorthy, Malaysian Human Rights activist, lawyer, and founder of Hindu Rights Action Force (HINDRAF). In November 2007, HINDRAF organized a mammoth rally of 50,000 Hindus and ethnic Indians in peaceful protest against the Malaysian government for its mistreatment and marginalization of Indians. The Malaysian security forces responded brutally, and Waytha Moorthy was jailed, along with hundreds of other protesters. He has been living in exile in London since the Malaysian government revoked his passport. Though HINDRAF was banned, it continues to raise various human rights issues including calling for the end to demolitions of Hindu temples, advocating for the rights of Hindu mothers and fathers to raise their children as Hindus when one of the parents converts to Islam, advocating for educational rights, jobs and economic opportunities for Malaysian Hindus because Malaysia's bhumiputara policies favor the Muslim Malay majority, and an end to police brutality against Hindus. 


"Promoting Understanding, Tolerance and Pluralism."


More detail at: http://www.hafsite.org/Waytha_Moorthy_Tour

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