On April 12, 2022 the Hindu American Foundation met with the US State Department’s International Religious Freedom Ambassador-at-Large, Rashad Hussain. Managing Director Samir Kalra and Director of Human Rights Deepali Kulkarni met with Ambassador Hussain to discuss the shared goals of HAF and the US State Department in addressing blasphemy laws globally and promoting religious freedom for all.

Commenting on the meeting, Kulkarni stated: 

“Rashad Hussain has come into his role with the clear intention of addressing Blasphemy Laws Globally. We are hopeful that the United States will continue their leadership on religious freedom by addressing blasphemy laws, which lead to the extrajudicial murder and unjust imprisonment of innocent people from a variety of religious backgrounds.”