REPORT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Hindus around the world face daily human rights violations from state and civil society actors, often without support from the local or international community. Abductions, enforced disappearances, child trafficking, sexual abuse, vandalizing of homes, looting of shops, desecration of places of worship and sacred images, are some of the types of physical violence that Hindus face in many parts of the works where they are minorities. State sponsored violence and legal discrimination by governments and government institutions coincides with physical violence by non state actors to further disenfranchise Hindus. Systemic violence and discrimination ranges from being deemed ineligible to hold public office to loss of citizenship. Often, these human rights violations are minimized or ignored by the international community to the detriment of Hindus, religious freedom, and human rights as a whole.

The human rights violation incident report form is a tool for Hindus anywhere in the world to share incidents of human rights violations and request an intervention from the Hindu American Foundation.

If you are a Hindu and you or someone in your community is facing any form of persecution, discrimination, harassment, or physical violence, please fill out this form to begin the process of raising awareness and advocating about these human right violations.

Once you have completed the form, HAF staff  will get in touch with you.

Please rest assured that this information will be kept confidential and will be anonymized before being utilized in communication with governments, in published reports, and other awareness and advocacy efforts.

Report human rights violation

HINDU HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTS

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Human rights continued to deteriorate, as government officials, security forces, local militias, and militant groups were all responsible for committing gross human rights abuses in violation of international law. The plight of minorities and women was particularly concerning, as these vulnerable groups remained marginalized and subjected to violence, discriminatory laws, and social prejudice and harassment.

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People's Republic of Bangladesh

The period of 2019-2020 was once again marked by repeated attacks on Hindus and other religious minorities, institutionalized discrimination and legal restrictions, and the expanding influence of Islamist groups, such as Jamaat-e-Islami and Hefaazat-e-Islam.

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Kingdom of Bhutan

Despite a transition to democracy in Bhutan, many of the discriminatory policies favoring Buddhists and Drukpa culture remain in place. Similarly, there are still a number of human rights issues, including discriminatory citizenship laws, restrictions on civil liberties, political prisoners, social prejudice, and religious freedom and minority cultural/linguistic rights.

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Republic of the Fiji Islands

While human rights conditions have vastly improved in Fiji since a democratic transition in 2014, abuses by the government and security forces remain prevalent.

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Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir

2019 – 2020 was a historic time period for the former Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Most significantly, on August 5, 2019, the Indian government legally, democratically, and constitutionally abrogated Articles 370 and 35A of India’s Constitution, temporary provisions that conferred special status on the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Malaysia

Under the current reign of the National Alliance and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yasin, ethnic and religious divides have increased, while the government has expanded restrictions on religious freedom, speech, and civil liberties.

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Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Human rights and religious freedom conditions continued to deteriorate at an unprecedented rate in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during 2019-2020. Pakistan’s widespread violation of human rights and its tolerance of human rights violations by non-state actors demonstrate a blatant disregard for its obligations under international human rights norms.

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Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

To be released

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

2019-2020 was marked by political turmoil, terrorism, riots, and religiously motivated violence. Government authorities continued to discriminate against religious minorities and did not adequately respond to or prevent religious violence or harassment by non-state actors.

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Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

To be released