Washington DC: Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has slapped Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) with a legal notice for falsely labeling the advocacy group as a ‘Hindu supremacist outfit.’
HAF has also slammed the IAMC for calling it the ‘domestic branch of foreign hate groups’ and accusing HAF of ‘blocking congressional attempts to warn against the Hindu nationalist movement.”
In an article published on September 15, IAMC alleged that the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee (TDMC) in New Jersey passed a resolution, accusing HAF of infiltrating the political system of the United States. IAMC claimed that TDMC labeled HAF and other US-based Hindu organizations as ‘domestic branches of foreign hate groups.’ It also called for stepping up research on ‘foreign hate groups that have domestic branches with tax-exempt status.”
Citing the contentious resolution, Indian American Muslim Council further alleged that HAF has ‘direct and indirect ties’ with RSS.
“IAMC published the Defamatory Statements made with knowledge of their falsity and/or reckless disregard for the truth. There is extensive, publicly available information, contradicting the Defamatory Statements,” HAF said in a statement.
Esmeralda Upton sued over Indian racist rant
A Texas woman is being sued after she was arrested for going on a racist rant against a group of Indian-American women who were speaking Bengali.
Bidisha Rudra and three of her friends were saying their goodbyes in a restaurant parking lot in West Plano, Texas on August 24 when Esmeralda Upton began yelling at them.
Last week, Rudra filed a civil suit against Upton for compensatory and punitive damages, noting that she has developed high blood pressure, trouble sleeping, and a lack of appetite following the incident, per the Observer. The suit said Rudra has felt humiliation, anxiety, and embarrassment following the assault, as well as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, the Observer reported.