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#Live: Congressional Briefing on ‘Implications of India’s Citizenship Law’
India’s Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) explicitly discriminates against Muslim immigrants in granting citizenship.
SEE: Anti-CAA protests gather fresh momentum as India marks Republic Day
During the briefing, a panel of experts from the U.S. and India — including from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch (HRW) — will offer detailed analyses of and perspective on the CAA.
Indian panelists will share their firsthand account of state repression and police brutalities, which have killed more than 30 protesters and incarcerated thousands, including minors. The briefing will also discuss the executive and legislative actions for U.S. government and Congress to ensure that India repeals the discriminatory law.
WHAT: Congressional Briefing: Implications of India’s Citizenship Law
WHERE: Room 121, Cannon House Office Building, 27, Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
WHEN: January 27, 2020 (Monday) – Breakfast (9.30 to 10:00 a.m.) – Briefing (10 a.m. to Noon)
Harrison Akins, Policy Analyst (South Asia), USCIRF
Francisco Bencosme, Asia Pacific Advocacy Manager, Amnesty International USA
John Sifton, Asia Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch
Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Award-winning social activist, India
Iman Awad, National Legislative Director, Emgage Action
Nihad Awad, National Executive Director, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Waris Hussain, Adjunct Professor, Howard University School of Law
Pastor Sarah Anderson-Rajarigam, Dalit Rights Activist
Soumya Shankar, Adjunct Professor, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University
The event is organized by Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Emgage Action, and Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR).
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