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Conflict swirls around Gandhi statue for park

Davis Enterprise - 8 months ago
The council was presented with the statue proposal in February, approving it unanimously as part of the consent calendar without added discussion. After this approval, however, locals and members of...

Ghana Plans World's First Removal of Gandhi Statue

Sikh24 News & Updates - 6 months ago
As founding director of Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI), Bhajan has coordinated campaigns since 2008 to persuade people to stop honoring Gandhi. In 2010, he hosted the first protest...

Protest surfaced during Gandhi Statue Unveiling Ceremony at California: OFMI

SikhSiyasat.Net - 6 months ago
Bhajan Singh, the founding director of Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI), spearheaded a campaign in August to oppose installation of the statue. At an August 30 city council meting, two of...

Gandhi statue proposal sparks debate in Davis

ABC10.com - 8 months ago
Steven Macias is the Outreach Coordinator with a Lathrop, Ca. group called the Organization for Minorities of India (OMI), which is against putting up the statue. Gandhi is a symbol of oppression to...

Gandhi Statues Inspire International Public Protests On His Birthday

Sikh24 News & Updates - 7 months ago
As the founding director of Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI), Bhajan has spent several years opposing similar statues all over the world. “Why is a foreign government paying to install...

Noon Protests Today at Indian Consulate As Student Commits Suicide Due to Cast-ism in India

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
“Rohith's death is the consequence of the caste-based policies that flourish in Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government,” said Arvin Valmuci of the Organization for Minorities of...

August 5, 2015 | By Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI)

SikhSiyasat.Net - 2 yearss ago
New Delhi, India: Dr. John Dayal of New Delhi, a journalist, human rights activist, co-founder of the United Christian Forum for Human Rights, and former president of the All Indian Catholic Union,...

Minorities in California Join Arms in Solidarity Around Indian Martyrs

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss ago
Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI) welcomed speakers to revisit the condition of human rights and religious freedom in India. Over a hundred attended the seminar sponsored by a collaboration...

Indian Parliament Will Consider Criminalizing Religious Liberty

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
“These laws are biased against India's religious minorities,” warns Singh, who is founding director of US-based human rights group Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI). “They prevent...

Indian Police Massacre Unarmed Sikhs Protesting Desecration of Scriptures

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss ago
... an advisor to U.S.-based human rights group Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI). “The desecration of Guru Granth Sahib is a slap in the face to ideologies of equality and universal...

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Gandhi Statues Inspire International Public Protests On His Birthday

Sikh24 News & Updates - 7 months ago
DAVIS, California, USA—Communities in California and Ghana are organizing demonstrations against statues of Indian political icon Mohandas Gandhi which they perceive as inappropriate idolizations...

Ghana Plans World's First Removal of Gandhi Statue

Sikh24 News & Updates - 6 months ago
ACCRA, Ghana—After over a decade of resistance to placement of Gandhi statues around the world began brewing in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2003, the University of Ghana is taking an historical...

Family and Local Businesses to Hold Press Conference for US Citizen Imprisoned in India

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss ago
LATHROP, California, USA—Ravinder Singh Gogi, American Citizen and owner of Dasmesh Truck Driving School in Lathrop, is being held as a political prisoner at the Ludhiana Jail in Punjab, India. His...

Indian Parliament Will Consider Criminalizing Religious Liberty

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
NEW DELHI—Two members of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced they will introduce bills in their respective houses of parliament to criminalize religious conversion without...

Minorities in California Join Arms in Solidarity Around Indian Martyrs

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss ago
SAN JOSE, California, USA—Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, and African American leaders commemorated the 20th anniversary of the disappearance of Punjabi human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra in a...

Exclusive Interview with Shaheed Jaswant Singh Khalra's Daughter by OFMI

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
Navkiran Kaur Khalra speaks in an interview about the 1995 disappearance and killing by Indian police of her father, Jaswant Singh Khalra, and his work to expose secret genocide in Punjab, India....

Op/Ed: Heroic Death of MLA Manmeet Singh Bhullar Concludes a Life Animated by Human Compassion

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
ONTARIO, Canada—”Manmeet Singh left us while he was doing what he loved more than anything — helping someone else,” said the family of Manmeet Singh Bhullar after the 35-year-old Sikh member...

Never Safe In India: Minorities Now Face Ever Increasing Violence Under BJP Government

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
... Dr. Cheema, I want to thank you for your time, and I look forward to speaking with you again. IC: Pleasure is all mine, Pieter. Keep up the good work. PF: Thank you, sir. Originally published by...

15 Year Hunger-Striker Irom Sharmila: “Repeal India's AFSPA or I Die of Starvation”

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
IMPHAL, Manipur—”What I really want from the world is their voice against this draconian law,” says the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila, in a filmed statement delivered after the 15th...

Diverse Crowd Cites Gandhi's Legacy in Demonstration to Remove Cerritos Statue

Sikh24 News & Updates - 4 yearss ago
statuedemonstration CERRITOS, California, USA—Controversy swirled in Cerritos over the weekend as opinions clashed about a Gandhi statue installed by the city last year. On Saturday, dozens rallied...

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Noon Protests Today at Indian Consulate As Student Commits Suicide Due to Cast-ism in India

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years ago
“Rohith's death is the consequence of the caste-based policies that flourish in Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government,” said Arvin Valmuci of the Organization for Minorities of...

California Priest Deplores Chicago Murder of Bapu Surat Singh's Son-in-Law

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss ago
SACRAMENTO, CA, USA—Fr. Joshua Lickter, who has repeatedly appealed on behalf of hunger-striker Surat Singh Khalsa, released a statement on Monday questioning the motive behind Monday's...

US Congress Warns India on Hunger-Striker Surat Singh Khalsa

PR Newswire (press release) - 2 yearss ago
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Six California congressional representatives issued a letter to United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday asking him to take up the cause of...

Diverse Crowd Cites Gandhi's Legacy in Demonstration to Remove Cerritos Statue

Sikh24 News & Updates - 4 yearss ago
statuedemonstration CERRITOS, California, USA—Controversy swirled in Cerritos over the weekend as opinions clashed about a Gandhi statue installed by the city last year. On Saturday, dozens rallied...

Unprecedented Muslim-Sikh Riot in Hyderabad Reminiscent of Past False Flags by India

SikhSiyasat.Net - 3 yearss ago
Sacramento, USA (May 29, 2014): Rioting between Muslims and Sikhs broke out in the City of Hyderabad in India's State of Andhra Pradesh just days after the country's 5-week general election...

City Council in Irving, TX approves statue of Gandhi despite past protests

SikhSiyasat.Net - 3 yearss ago
Commenting on the protests, OFMI Communications Coordinator Arvin Valmuci said, “Our efforts to educate people about the real Gandhi, whose time in South Africa was spent campaigning to segregate...

BREAKING: Police Arrests American Citizens Peacefully Protesting For Human Rights in India

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss ago
LUDHIANA, Punjab—Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa (USA) who has been on hunger strike since January 16, 2015, was put on virtual arrest within the Ludhiana Civil Hospital last night. Police officials, who...

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McCarthy Seen Safe From House Impeachment Attempt

Bloomberg BNA - 2 yearss ago
Gosar formally introduced a resolution (H. Res. 417) to impeach McCarthy Sept. 11 with 20 House Republican co-sponsors after teasing his effort earlier in the week. The resolution argues McCarthy...

Biased Pro-Islamist Group Hires Lobbyist to Push Resolution Slamming India

ChakraNews.com - 3 yearss ago
The lobbying firm was retained by IAMC just days before the resolution was introduced. H. Res 417 provocatively calls for the creation of separate extra-judicial religious minority courts to conduct...

Coalition Against Reality: Deconstructing an Attack on the Hindu American Foundation

Beliefnet - 3 yearss ago
Recently, in our campaign to oppose what we believe to be a Hinduphobic, Anti-India Resolution, (H. Res. 417), an ostensible coalition calling itself the Coalition Against Genocide, and made up of...

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Ghana is taking down a statue of Gandhi from its oldest university

Quartz - 6 months ago
Ghana has said that it will remove a statue Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus in Accra, Ghana where it has inspired protests. The statue of a bespectacled Gandhi, holding a walking stick and...

Protest surfaced during Gandhi Statue Unveiling Ceremony at California: OFMI

SikhSiyasat.Net - 6 months ago
Continuing to plead with attendees of the ceremony, Bhajan insisted: “Google 'Ghana Gandhi statue protest'. Your heads will hang down in shame at what Gandhi has done. He's the father...

Gandhi Statues Inspire International Public Protests On His Birthday

Sikh24 News & Updates - 7 months ago
DAVIS, California, USA—Communities in California and Ghana are organizing demonstrations against statues of Indian political icon Mohandas Gandhi which they perceive as inappropriate idolizations...

Activists Want to Block a Statue of 'Sexual Weirdo' Gandhi Being Built in London

VICE - 3 yearss ago
"He has been overrated and he has to be put down to earth and treated as a normal person. Don't put him in Parliament Square. He is a symbol of what women don't want." The existing...

Cerritos Council Approves $21869 Increase for Sky Knight Program

Los Cerritos News - 4 yearss ago
Despite falling support from surrounding cities, on a 5-0 vote the Cerritos City Council voted to approve a $21,869 increase in spending for the next fiscal year in order to keep the Sky Knight...

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Captain Amarinder Singh: Release the Sikh Political Prisoners

Huffington Post - 3 weeks ago
For most of Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's (Bapu ji's) hunger strike, the politicians in Punjab have ignored his plight to free Sikh political prisoners. Questions directed at the former Chief...

Kapil of Delhi lifts 33rd Salora Kesari title

State Times - 2 days ago
Salora Dangal Committee Members and Technical Officials who helped for conduct of the Dangal were Chunni Lal Ramotra, Ahem Din, Muhmmad Sharif, Kareem Master, Sham Lal & Bros., Surat Singh...

30 Lakh Enrolments Pending, 58000 Taxmen To Be Trained Yet GSTN Confident Of July 1 Launch

BloombergQuint - 12 hours ago
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the success of India's landmark transition to a Goods and Services Tax (GST) relies on Navin Kumar, the chairman of GST Network and his 70-strong team....

Trump's Deficit Crusade Overshadows Xi's Investment Treaty Pitch

BloombergQuint - 16 hours ago
... to connect to our system. We are encouraging private information technology (IT) companies to come up with solutions, mobile solutions for such taxpayers. Navin Kumar, chairman of GSTN, working...

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

BloombergQuint - 12 hours ago
The pound holds an election rally, the French vote is still too close to call, and the global bond market calls time on the reflation trade. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking...

5 booked for duping girl of Rs30 lakh, harassing her on pretext of marrying

The Tribune - 1 week ago
The police have registered a case against five persons on the charges of duping a girl of Rs 30 lakh on the pretext of marrying her off to an NRI. The case has been registered against NRI Surat...

Gani of Punjab takes home Jhajjar Kotli Dangal title

State Times - 3 days ago
Malik, Vijay Kumar Dubey, Rajesh Baru, Ama Din Gujar, Mustaq (Sonu), Surat Singh, Bishan Dass Sharma, Seshu Paul Singh, Romail Singh, Hussian Mohd., Sunil Advocate, Rinku Numberdar, Rinku Baru, Madan...

Indian Stock Valuations Widen Premium Over Peers

BloombergQuint - 3 days ago
Indian stocks' valuation premium over developing-nation equities climbed to the highest in 15 months on Tuesday. While an economy that still boasts one of the world's fastest growth rates has...

2 Years of Revolution: Message from Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa on Sangarsh and the Fall of Badals

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
LUDHIANA, Punjab—On January 16, 2017, Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa completed two years of a hunger protest for the release of Sikh political prisoners. Since he initiated the struggle in 2015, almost a...

Twitter Archive: Sikh Youth Send Birthday Wishes to Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 month ago
LUDHIANA, Punjab—Bapu Surat Singh Khalsa's hunger protest might be 800 days long now, however, he has not been forgotten by Sikh youth and human rights activist living worldwide. Yesterday, the...

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2013 Archived News:

OFMI: White House yanks petition to reassess Obama’s hero Gandhi

Washington, DC, Feb. 14 — Early Thursday afternoon, the Obama administration removed from its “We the People” website a petition asking the president to reassess Gandhi. South Asian American community leaders who endorsed the petition said they were deeply disappointed in the administration’s resort to censoring free speech.

OFMI: Gandhi spread racial hatred and was pro-caste says petition to President Obama

San Francisco, Feb. 12, 2013 – A new petition to the Obama administration says Gandhi spent his life spreading racial hatred and praising the “fundamental divisions” of the caste system. Sponsors hope to gather 100,000 online signatures by March 12 to compel the White House to reassess the upper-caste Hindu leader, who President Obama has called “an inspiration.”

OFMI: South Asian Americans Petition White House to Reassess Gandhi

Washington, DC, Feb. 11, 2013 – President Obama often cites Mohandas Gandhi as his hero. At times, he has called him “an inspiration” and “a real hero of mine.” In 2008, he claimed Gandhi’s “spirit and example… extinguished apartheid in South Africa.”

South Asian Americans are so convinced Gandhi was no hero that they have launched a petition asking Obama to reassess the Hindu leader. The truth, states the petition, is that President Obama’s admitted hero was anti-black, anti-woman, and pro-war.”

OFMI: South Asians: New Face Animates American Civil Rights Movement at California Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 24, 2013 – On Tuesday, South Asians partnered with African-Americans and other community leaders to spearhead a new united front in America’s civil rights movement. The January 22 event, “Justice Rising: A Rally for Universal Human Dignity,” was hosted in honor of the 84th birth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with the intention of building upon his legacy.

OFMI: South Asians and African-Americans to Honor Dr. King’s Legacy at California Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Jan. 19, 2013 – Before he gave his life for the liberties of all people to be free, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared: “An injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” On Tuesday, South Asian community leaders will partner with African-Americans and other life-affirming communities to advance the civil rights movement in a rally at the California State Capitol.

OFMI: Delhi Student’s Rape Mirrors New Delhi Leadership’s Rape of India, say Indian Minorities

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8, 2013 – The murder of Jyoti Singh Pandey, the New Delhi college student who was kidnapped, gang-raped, and died late last month, represents the treatment of India by its politicians, said a human rights group for Indian minorities on Tuesday.

2012 News:

OFMI: Indian Minorities Ask California Governor Brown to Reject Indian Consulate Rally

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 5, 2012 – A U.S.-based coalition of minorities of Indian origin asked Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday to cancel his planned appearance at a Sacramento rally intended to honor the victims of the Wisconsin Sikh Temple shooting. The group insists rally organizer North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) and the Indian state are using the September 8 rally, which features India’s Consul General N. Parthasarthi, to sanitize the reality of India’s ongoing human rights abuses.

OFMI: February Fundraiser Seeks Justice For Victims Of Indian Police Atrocities

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2012 – A coalition of Sikhs and other South Asian minorities will fundraise for human rights in Punjab in celebration of a partial achievement of justice for murdered human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra.

2011 News:

OFMI: New Report Reveals Indian Police Encouraged Massacre of Orissan Christians

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 – SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2011 – A human rights report released Wednesday concludes that Indian police forces encouraged mobs of Hindu supremacists during the 2008 massacre of Christians in Orissa, India.

OFMI: A Letter to U.S. Congress: Deny Indian Police Officers Entry

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2011 – Dear U.S. Representative, We are writing to request your assistance in an issue of distress to the California and national Indian minority communities. Our request is that you would speak in favor of denying U.S. visitor’s visas to three top-ranking Indian police officers based on their involvement in a system that promotes torture as a daily tool for the average officer.

OFMI: U.S. Should Deny Visas For Top Indian Police Officers, Says Human Rights Group

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2011 – Indian police seeking entry to the U.S. should be denied visas based on involvement in the practice of torture, said a human rights group on Tuesday, citing its new report claiming torture is all pervasive in the Indian police system.

National Post: Gandhi statue ‘a travesty,’ U.S. activist tells Carleton University

OTTAWA, Oct. 6, 2011 – A New York-based activist has taken aim at a Carleton University sculpture he calls a “travesty of history:” A bronze statue of Mohandas Gandhi.

Macleans: Gandhi haters vow to fight statue

OTTAWA, Oct. 5, 2011 – On the weekend, Carleton University and McMaster University both unveiled statues of Gandhi in celebration of Gandhi Jayanti, the political leader’s birthday, a national holiday in India. The celebration was part of the Year of India in Canada, an initiative to strengthen cultural and economic ties between the two countries.

The Charlatan: Gandhi Statue Protest Scheduled

OTTAWA, September 15, 2011 – The debate over whether or not to erect a statue of Mohandas Gandhi on campus is heating up, with a protest now planned for Oct. 2, the same day the statue is supposed to go up.

OFMI: India Denies Minorities Marriage Freedom

SAN FRANCISCO, September 1, 2011 – The central government of India denied on Tuesday the opportunity for Indo-Sikhs to marry as Sikhs rather than Hindus.

The Charlatan: Disagreement Over Gandhi

OTTAWA, September 1, 2011 – A Facebook group of almost 150 members is showing opposition to a statue of Indian icon Mohandas Gandhi that is set to be installed at Carleton Oct. 2.

OFMI: Indian Minorities Greet Congressman McClintock

STOCKTON, August 29, 2011 – Over a hundred minorities from India, including many Sikhs and Dalits, turned out on Saturday evening to greet Congressman Tom McClintock in Stockton.

OFMI: South Asians in USA Question Badal’s Vision of Liberty

SACRAMENTO, July 29, 2011 – During his July 29, 2011 visito to Sacramento, Manpreet Badal of the Punjab People’s Party was presented “Faces of Terror in India,” a report by Sikh Information Centre about state-sponsored terrorism in India, and a copy of a memorandum by Organization for Minorities of India entitled “Does Manpreet Badal Offer a Vision of Liberty.”

OFMI: Ambedkarite Rally Upstages Gandhi’s Dandi March

SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2011 – Protesting Indian government corruption and demanding that Mohandas Gandhi’s statue be removed, Indian minorities hosted a rally in front of that statue in San Francisco on Saturday. Calling the event an “Ambedkar Rally,” Bhajan Singh, an organizer of the rally, stated: “India’s corruption starts with Gandhi, the father of India.”

OFMI: Indian Diaspora Divided by Gandhi-Inspired Dandi March II

SAN DIEGO, March 14, 2011 – Marking the 81st anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s historic Salt Satyahgraha, a group opposing corruption in India began a 240-mile protest march on Saturday. They were surprised, however, when counter-protesters braved the early morning chill to claim that Gandhi himself is a primary source of corruption.

2010 News:

OFMI: Gandhi Scholar to Discuss Racism at UM-Flint

FLINT, Michigan, Nov. 15, 2010 – Gandhi expert Col. G. B. Singh (U.S. Army, ret.) will visit the UM-Flint campus on Monday, December 6 for a discussion about allegedly racist behavior of Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi. The event was organized by Organization for Minorities of India and Ambedkar Association of North America (AANA) in cooperation with UM-Flint’s Diversity Council and University Relations. Singh will speak at 5 p.m. in the university’s Loving Cultural Lounge.

Yahoo! News India: Was Mahatma Gandhi a Racist?

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 8, 2010 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi — commonly referred to as ‘Mahatma’, is known the world over as a symbol of truth and non-violence. That’s why many may find it surprising to know that the ‘Father of the Nation’ has his share of detractors.

The Bay Citizen: To Some Indians, Gandhi No Hero

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7, 2010 – Tucked away in a parking lot behind San Francisco’s Ferry Building stands a life-sized statue of Mohandas K. Gandhi, a worldwide symbol of non-violence.

The Sacramento Examiner: The business of Gandhi’s statues and the rising human rights’ violation

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 6, 2010 – On 141st anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s birthday, the Organization for Minorities of India (California) staged a unique protest in San Francisco on October 2, 2010. Protesters gathered at Ferry Building at 11 AM where a statue of M.K. Gandhi stands since 1988. Demonstrators held banners and distributed flyers to send the message that Gandhi’s non-violence was merely a facade to practice covert violence, racist ideology, and immoral and deviant sexual behavior. They demanded that his statue should be removed, and replaced either with that of an American Hero or Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who was a great Human Rights activist and an Alumni of Columbia University New York.

Silicon India News: Indian Minorities Demand Removal of SF Gandhi Statue

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2010 – Gandhi is the man who is identified for his powerful weapons – truth and non-violence. But in San Francisco a group of activists advocating for minorities in India want to remove his statue alleging racism and sham non-violence, reports John Cote from the San Francisco Chronicle.

OFMI: Indian Minorities Demand Removal of SF Gandhi Statue

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2010 – On Saturday morning, a group called the Organization for Minorities of India demanded the removal of the bronze statue of Mohandas Gandhi standing behind the San Francisco Ferry Building.

UPI: Group wants Gandhi statue removed

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2011 – A group advocating for minorities in India is lobbying for the removal of a statue of Mohandas Gandhi in San Francisco.

My Fox Atlanta: San Francisco Activists Want Gandhi Statue Removed, Allege Racism, Violence

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2011 – A group of protesters in San Francisco Saturday planned to demand the removal of a statue of Mohandas Gandhi, hoping to expose the ’racism and sham nonviolence’ of the famously nonviolent Indian leader, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

San Francisco Chronicle: Daily protest watch: Today’s winner — Gandhi!

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2011 – It doesn’t take much to whip up a protest in San Francisco – two people and a bad idea will do – but Gandhi? Really? A group billing itself as the Organization for Minorities of India plans to protest today to demand the removal of the bronze statue of Mohandas Gandhi that has sat in the plaza behind the Ferry Building since 1988.

OFMI: Indian Minorities Will Protest SF Gandhi Statue

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2010 – Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI) will protest against the San Francisco Ferry Building Gandhi statue at 11:30am on October 2. Calling the statue a “contradiction and a source of dishonest history,” OFMI leaders say their goal is to get the statue replaced by one of either Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or low-caste Dalit leader Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

OFMI: Controversy Over Proposed Gandhi Statue at California Capitol

WEST SACRAMENTO, April 24, 2010 – A small group of Indians gathered at a West Sacramento hotel on Saturday to plan the installation of a life-size Gandhi statue on the grounds of the California state capitol in Sacramento. Sham Goyal, the UC Davis plant scientist who led the meeting, described the approximately 20 Indians, which included Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, as “hand-picked” for the project. He proudly described his idea as the first time in the world that a Gandhi statue would be placed at a state capitol.

OFMI: Human Rights Group Demands Visa Denial for Kamal Nath

TORONTO, Mar. 12, 2010 – The Organization for Minorities of India on Friday denounced the upcoming visit to Canada of Kamal Nath, a Cabinet Minister in the government of India. Nath was invited to speak to the Canada-India Business Council in Toronto later this month.

2009 News:

OFMI: Gandhi Would Not Dine With Black Obama, Say Indian Minorities

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11, 2009 – In his recent speech at a Virginia high school, President Obama called Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi a “real hero of mine,” describing the Indian icon as someone with whom he would like to dine.

OFMI: Indian Minorities Protest Ottawa Gandhi Statue

OTTAWA, Aug. 11, 2009 – Indian minorities strongly disapprove of the Ottawa City Council’s decision to allow a Gandhi statue to be placed in Strathcona Park (Sandy Hill) in Autumn of 2009.

OFMI: New Book Sheds Light on Gandhi’s Dark Origins

SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2009 – In “Gandhi Under Cross-Examination,” authors Col. G. B. Singh and Dr. Tim Watson provide a critical analysis of Mohandas Gandhi’s 21 years living in South Africa.