Hindu American Foundation (HAF) Traveling
Speaker Series presents:
Plight of Minority Religions in South-East Asia"
Human Rights Activist)
Sunday, April 10 –
Rutgers University, NJ
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm
Location: Center Hall - Student
Busch Campus Center (Rutgers University)
604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Local Contact: Brahm Om Sharma
email@example.com or 646-246-8950
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
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
Understanding, Tolerance and Pluralism."
More detail at: http://www.hafsite.org/Waytha_Moorthy_Tour