Recollecting FACT Exhibitions in US

26 11 2007

Exhibition on Atrocities on Hindus in Bangladesh at the Capitol Hill


WASHINGTON, DC — An exhibition of pictures, posters and panels vividly describing the atrocities on Hindus in the Bangladesh caught the attention of influential Congressmen and key policymakers from the Bush Administration this week. The two day-exhibition titled Asru was held at the Rayburn House Office Building at the US Capitol on July 30 and July 31. The panel of some 27 exhibits, which graphically chronicled deteriorating condition of the Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh over the past several decades, was put together by the Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) and Foundation Against Continuing Terrorism(FACT).

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US exhibit whips up support for Kashmiri Pandits

Courtesy: India Abroad (Rediff)

Aziz Haniffa in Washington DC | September 22, 2005 21:46 IST
Last Updated: September 23, 2005 00:33 IST

It was called A Glimpse of a Tragedy Without an End.

This exhibition, held at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, USA, focused on the fate of Kashmiri Pandits and apparently attracted some 15,000 viewers.

A special guest on the first day was Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee. A Texas Democrat, she is longtime member of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, (a group, established in 1993, of Congress members who push the Indian-American community’s agenda on Capitol Hill ie in Congress). She is also current co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Pakistan and Pakistani Americans.

Jackson-Lee said she is “very involved with this matter (the alleged ethnic cleansing of the Kashmiri Pandits by Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in the Valley)” and pledged to follow up on the issue.

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