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HAF files amended complaint against California Civil Rights Department for violating Constitutional rights of Hindus


On Thursday, September 21, the Hindu American Foundation amended its complaint in federal court against the California Civil Rights Department.      The complaint states that the Civil Rights Department has violated several Constitutional rights of Hindus living in California due to the manner in which it pursued its case alleging caste discrimination at Cisco Systems. The amended complaint...

Indian-Americans urge California to veto anti-caste discrimination bill


Scores of Indian Americans held a peaceful protest rally in the State Capital of Sacramento urging California Governor Gavin Newsom to veto the anti-caste discrimination bill, recently passed by the State Assembly, which they asserted is discriminatory and targets the Indians in general and Hindus in particular. If signed into law by Governor Newsom, California...

HAF writes to Seattle City Attorney against inclusion of ‘caste’ in non-discrimination policy


In response to Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s proposed inclusion of ‘caste’ in Seattle’s non-discrimination policy, the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) has written to Seattle City Attorney Ann Davidson, apprising her of HAF’s concerns.   Signed by HAF Executive Director Suhag Shukla, Esq., HAF Managing Director Samir Kalra, Esq., and HAF co-founder Nikhil Joshi, Esq. (a Board-certified specialist...

CSU faculty members take legal action against school’s caste policy


New York: In a first-of-its-kind legal action, two faculty members of California State University, Professors Sunil Kumar and Praveen Sinha, filed a complaint in California federal court against their employer to prevent the university from enforcing a non-discrimination policy that was recently changed to include “caste” as a Protected Status.  “We fully and vehemently oppose...