January 1, 2014
Pousha Shukla Pratipada, Kaliyug Varsha 5115
UPDATE: On October 1, 2013, Mount Prospect, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, did issue the proclamation noted in this post and thereby became the first US locality to recognize the oppression of Hindus in Bangladesh. We expect this to be the first of many. Click here.
The late US Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis once noted that “Sunlight is said to be the greatest disinfectant.” His words told us that evil deeds will be opposed and stopped if people are made aware of them. This is our challenge in stopping the ethnic cleansing of Hindus in Bangladesh. Our most recent success in doing that is working with cities, towns, and villages throughout the US to have formal proclamations issued that recognize this human rights travesty.
Every citizen has the right to approach his or her town with a passionate request for them to help save 12 to 15 million innocent lives–innocents who are being brutalized while an unconcerned “civilized” world turns the other way. Every locality in the US has the ability to help save these lives, and each of us can be the major driver of that effort.
Most people do not think of themselves as heroes. Imagine how you would see yourself if you played an important role in saving millions of people!
We have the evidence, sample proclamations, and the necessary understandings so that your approaches will resonate with your home town. Right now, we are working to issue proclamations around Durga Puja, October 9-13, 2013; if there is not enough time, Diwali is November 3-7, 2013. You have a chance to save lives and honor Hinduism and the growing number of Hindus in the United States.
We are operating in several places. If you want to join in this effort, contact me at [email protected].