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Killing of Ludhiana Pastor Linked to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS): alleges Organization for Minorities of India

SikhSiyasat.Net - 4 months ago
Chandigarh: The Organization of Minorities of India (OFMI), a US based group, has alleged that the killing of a Christian pastor in Ludhiana was linked to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Earlier...

Indian Journalist Critical of Hindutva Assassinated

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
“The savage murder of a free spirit who used her pen to promote peace is despicable, and her killers must be swiftly tracked down and dealt justice,” commented Bhajan Singh of Organization for...

Vigil draws Sikhs, Anglicans to downtown Roseville

Press Tribune Newspaper - 3 months ago
The only seemingly awkward moment of a candlelight vigil Monday in downtown Roseville came near the end. Father Joshua Lickter of Incarnation Anglican Church in Roseville stood before roughly 30...

India's Mob Lynchings Provoke International Wave of Protests

SikhSiyasat.Net - 3 months ago
“All of India's religious minorities and oppressed classes are suffering attacks by the same Hindu supremacist elements,” said Arvin Valmuci, a communications director for Organization for...

California Vigil Commemorates Pastor Assassinated in Punjab

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
Singh, the Founding Director of Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI), continued, “Why honor him? Because of his sacrifice, because of his testament to his faith and belief, he was killed. He...

Caste Atrocities and Persecution of India's Religious Minorities Highlighted during Seminar

SikhSiyasat.Net - 6 months ago
Marysville, CA: May 25, 2017: When the Rev. Dr. James Mariner of Trinity Anglican Church welcomed Indian human rights advocate Dr. Manisha Bangar to speak on Saturday, he admonished the congregation:...

Vigil Planned in California for Murdered Punjabi Pastor

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
Members of the local Sikh community also plan to join the vigil, which is cosponsored by Lickter's church and Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI). “We urge all India's religious...

Jharkhand Becomes Ninth State in India to Pass Anti-Conversion Law

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
Bhajan Singh, Founding Director of US-based Organization for Minorities of India (OFMI), believes anti-conversion legislation is rooted in a fear of people opposing oppression. “These laws...

Filmmaker Terrorized for Exposing Caste Slavery in Tamil Nadu

Milli Gazette - 4 months ago
“'Kakkoos' reveals the miserable condition of these poor souls who are forced into this life of slavery,” said Bhajan Singh, Founding Director of Organization for Minorities of India....

Sacramento Sikhs Share Concerns Of Discrimination In India With Congressman

CBS Sacramento - 7 months ago
They believe, given McClintock's record, he can be their voice in Washington. “He has championed the cause of minorities heavily persecuted in India,” explained Bhajan Singh Pinder, the...

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Vigil Planned in California for Murdered Punjabi Pastor

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
:dateline@Christians will join leaders of local Sikh and other Indian communities outside City Hall in downtown Roseville, CA on August 28 [RSVP on Facebook] for a candlelight vigil commemorating...

California Vigil Commemorates Pastor Assassinated in Punjab

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
SACRAMENTO, California, USA—”We are here to honor Pastor Sultan Masih,” said Bhajan Singh as he spoke to a group of 30 Sikhs, Christians, and others who gathered in the northern Californian...

Indian Journalist Critical of Hindutva Assassinated

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who was gunned down outside her home in Bengaluru on the evening of September 5, denounced “Brahman hegemony” in her last major public speech. Speaking in...

Filmmaker Terrorized for Exposing Caste Slavery in Tamil Nadu

Sikh24 News & Updates - 4 months ago
After releasing a documentary exposing in vivid detail the daily lives of manual scavengers in Tamil Nadu, 26-year-old filmmaker Divya Bharathi has been slapped with criminal charges, including cyber...

Gandhi's Racist Views Inspire Hindu Nationalists

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
On the occasion of Gandhi's 148th Jayanti (birthday), one of only three national holidays in India, questions and protests continue to mount around the glorification of a man popularly considered...

Jharkhand Becomes Ninth State in India to Pass Anti-Conversion Law

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
Jharkhand, in northern India, became the most recent state in the country to criminalize religious freedom when its governor, Draupadi Murmu, signed an anti-conversion bill into law on September 5....

Gandhi Statues Inspire International Public Protests On His Birthday

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years 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...

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

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 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...

Ghana Plans World's First Removal of Gandhi Statue

Sikh24 News & Updates - 1 years 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...

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

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss 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....

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Vigil Planned in California for Murdered Punjabi Pastor

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
“There is impunity in India for crimes against minorities,” concludes OFMI spokesperson Arvin Valmuci. “Hindu nationalists and the State work hand-in-hand. Yet these violent nationalist groups...

Filmmaker Terrorized for Exposing Caste Slavery in Tamil Nadu

Sikh24 News & Updates - 4 months ago
“The caste system retards all progress,” explained Arvin Valmuci, a communications coordinator for OFMI. “Caste retards economic progress, technological progress, social progress. It stifles...

Indian Journalist Critical of Hindutva Assassinated

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
Gauri Lankesh, an Indian journalist who was gunned down outside her home in Bengaluru on the evening of September 5, denounced “Brahman hegemony” in her last major public speech. Speaking in...

California Vigil Commemorates Pastor Assassinated in Punjab

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 months ago
SACRAMENTO, California, USA—”We are here to honor Pastor Sultan Masih,” said Bhajan Singh as he spoke to a group of 30 Sikhs, Christians, and others who gathered in the northern Californian...

Jharkhand Becomes Ninth State in India to Pass Anti-Conversion Law

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
Arvin Valmuci, a Dalit activist who serves as a spokesperson for OFMI, calls the BJP hypocritical in its perspective on conversion. “Look at what the BJP's idol, Prime Minister Modi, says about...

India's Mob Lynchings Provoke International Wave of Protests

SikhSiyasat.Net - 3 months ago
“All of India's religious minorities and oppressed classes are suffering attacks by the same Hindu supremacist elements,” said Arvin Valmuci, a communications director for Organization for...

Gandhi's Racist Views Inspire Hindu Nationalists

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 months ago
“The upper-caste Gandhi is popularly perceived as a heroic figure who attacked the caste system,” comments Arvin Valmuci. A member of the Dalit community who serves as a spokesperson for OFMI,...

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

Sikh24 News & Updates - 2 yearss 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...

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

Sikh24 News & Updates - 3 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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Biased Pro-Islamist Group Hires Lobbyist to Push Resolution Slamming India

ChakraNews.com - 4 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...

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Delhi: 2 MLAs tie mask on Gandhi statue, protest against unused green fund

Business Standard - 7 days ago
Delhi: 2 MLAs tie mask on Gandhi statue, protest against unused green fund. Sirsa, a SAD-BJP MLA, said that it was "shocking" that the Kejriwal government collected Rs 787 crore of...

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

Quartz - 1 years 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...

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." SHARE; TWEET....

Protest surfaced during Gandhi Statue Unveiling Ceremony at California: OFMI

SikhSiyasat.Net - 1 years 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 - 1 years 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...

Kashmir an integral part of India, Pak can't take it to ICJ: Sushma Swaraj

Business Standard (press release) (blog) - 6 months ago
HC gives go ahead for Delhi marathon on Nov 19 despite poor air quality · Delhi: 2 MLAs tie mask on Gandhi statue, protest against unused green fund · Only God can save us, say...

Triple talaq is a personal law, courts cannot interfere: Salman Khurshid

Business Standard (press release) (blog) - 6 months ago
Congress leader and Amicus curiae in the triple talaq matter, Salman Khurshid, on Friday declined to comment on the Islamic divorce practice, saying that the matter has been presented before the...

US ambassador pick Juster expresses concern over India's rising intolerance

Business Standard - 2 months ago
India has a "great tradition" of tolerance but it has its own challenges, the US president's nominee to be the next envoy to India, Kenneth Juster, has said, expressing concern over...

Her parents were busy, so a 12-yr-old Delhi girl flew alone to see Bieber

Business Standard (press release) (blog) - 6 months ago
HC gives go ahead for Delhi marathon on Nov 19 despite poor air quality · Delhi: 2 MLAs tie mask on Gandhi statue, protest against unused green fund · Only God can save us, say...

India has the world's highest number of stunted children and child workers

Business Standard (press release) (blog) - 6 months ago
Govt sets up panel to ensure GST benefits flow to your wallet: Key points · HC gives go ahead for Delhi marathon on Nov 19 despite poor air quality · Delhi: 2 MLAs tie mask on Gandhi...

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Kotkhai rape and murder: Court extends cops' judicial custody till ...

Hindustan Times - 10 hours ago
Court is likely to pass an order on the CBI's plea seeking permission to conduct voice sampling test on November 25.and...

Judicial custody of nine police officials extended in Gudiya rape case in HP

United News of India - 9 hours ago
Shimla, Nov 23 (UNI) In Gudiya rape and murder case, Chief Judicial Magistrate Court here on Thursday extended judicial custody of nine arrested officers of Himachal Pradesh police as they were...

Ex-SP's remand extended by a day

The Tribune - 3 days ago
The CBI had arrested the head of SIT ZH Zaidi (IG), DSP Manoj Joshi, then SHO, Kotkhai, Rajender Singh, ASI Deep Chand Sharma, Head Constables Surat Singh, Mohan Lal and Rafiq Ali and constable...

Breaking Highlights, Top Alerts of November 22

India TV - 1 day ago
If the govt by an independent commission can show that exceptional circumstances exist, then it can accept 50% reservation: Surat Singh, Constitutional expert on Patidar reservation. 11:44 pm:...

How a 60-year-old farmer saved a railway station from closure

YourStory.com - 4 weeks ago
For 60-year-old Surat Singh, the presence of a railway station in his village has always been a matter of pride. Unfortunately, though, the other residents of Gajuwala, Haryana didn't seem to...

Shimla ex-SP held for 'cover up' in custodial death of rape suspect

Hindustan Times - 1 week ago
Others arrested include DSP Manoj Joshi, SI Rajinder Singh, ASI Deep Chand Sharma, and head constables Surat Singh, Mohan Lal, Rafiq Ali and Ranjit Singh on August 29. Their custody was extended for...

Bus hits motorcycle, four killed

The Tribune - 3 weeks ago
Resam Singh, Binder, Jagdish, Kulwant Kaur, Dharamjit Singh, Jagtar Singh and bus driver Surat Singh, all from Bathinda, were seriously injured. They were admitted to Yamunanagar's Trauma Centre....

CBI banking on voice samples in Gudia case

The Statesman - 6 days ago
Earlier on 15 November, the CBI had sought court's permission to take voice samples of IG Zahur H Zaidi, DSP Theog Manoj Joshi, the then SHO Kotkhai Rajender Singh, ASI Deep Chand Sharma, Head...

Minister assured adjustment of left-out Masters in 3-4 days: JKTF

Daily Excelsior - 1 week ago
JAMMU, Nov 14: A delegation of Jammu Kashmir Teachers Forum led by A Q Wani, chairman and Ganesh Khajuria, State general secretary, called on Education Minister, Sayeed Altaf Ahmad Bukhari at Civil...

Pancham stages 'Court Martial'

Daily Excelsior - 2 weeks ago
Court Martial ceremony is addressed by another experienced military officer Col Surat Singh who had witnessed many wars and experienced life and death situations many a times in his life. But 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.