• Tuesday, July 23, 2024


Indian American congressman launches new caucus

The Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain (HBSJ) caucus is being supported by two dozen lawmakers

Shri Thanedar (Photo credit:thanedar.house.gov)

By: Pramod Thomas

INDIAN AMERICAN congressman Shri Thanedar has announced the formation of a new congressional caucus aimed at protecting the interests of Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains.

To be formally launched on Friday (29), the Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain (HBSJ) American congressional caucus is being supported by two dozen lawmakers, Thanedar said.

The caucus would provide a platform for fostering dialogue, promoting understanding and raising awareness about the specific needs and concerns of these communities.

It aims to combat religious discrimination and promote religious freedom for Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and Jains.

It would also ensure accurate representation and inclusion of Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain perspectives in policy discussions.

The caucus will address cultural misunderstandings, promote interfaith dialogue and harmony and support initiatives to promote Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, and Jain Americans’ well-being, education, and empowerment.

“Thanedar believes that an inclusive America is a stronger America,” a media release said.

A congressional caucus is a group of members of the US Congress that meet to pursue common legislative objectives.


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