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 world 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.